Industry urges focus on initial margin instead of intraday VM

CPMI-Iosco says scheduled variation margin is better than ad hoc calls by clearing houses


Market participants are welcoming regulatory scrutiny on severe intraday variation margin calls by clearing houses, but say there may be better solutions than those proposed so far.

In a report on streamlining variation margin practices at central counterparties (CCPs), published in February, the Basel Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructure and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (CPMI-Iosco) issued a list of eight recommendations. The first was to schedule more

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