Ucits derivatives use hamstrung by collateral rules


Large asset managers have called on European regulators to revise rules that prohibit Ucits funds from using received cash collateral to meet central counterparty (CCP) margin requirements – a restriction they say will constrain legitimate use of derivatives by the funds.

Ucits funds will be required to clear standardised over-the-counter derivatives once mandatory clearing rules come into force in Europe – an obligation that will result in them having to meet regular variation margin calls from

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