Risk on the WGMR rules


Final rules on the margining of uncleared derivatives were published on September 2 by the Working Group on Margining Requirements, a body run jointly by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and International Organization of Securities Commissions.

The rules essentially require the two-way posting of initial and variation margin by financial and systemically important non-financial institutions, with the initial margin requirements subject to a threshold and a phase-in.

The rules have

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