Risk magazine - Volume 24/ Number 10


Margin models converge as CCPs battle for dealer support

Dealers say they won’t join clearing houses that are not robust – and have already blackballed one central counterparty. As a result, the initial margin methodologies employed by the big rates clearers have begun to converge. Matt Cameron reports

Dealers tout dividends despite slide

The recent collapse in the value of dividends is a reminder of painful 2008 losses for dealers – but the industry says long positions will make money in any scenario short of catastrophe. Mark Pengelly reports

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