CME trims default fund in Q3

CME Clearing’s default fund for futures and options clearing shrunk 20% in the three months to end-September to $14.2 billion, on lower mandatory participant contributions. 

The total pre-funded participant resource requirement – the cash CME demanded members stump up to deal with the sudden collapse of one of their number – fell to $3.7 billion in the third quarter, down from $4.6 billion in the second, the lowest amount since the second quarter of 2017. Actual aggregate pre-funded participant

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