Trading non-cleared derivatives tougher in Q3 – ECB

Twelve percent of respondents said trading conditions worsened for interest rate products

Bank counterparties had a harder time trading non-centrally cleared derivatives in the third quarter, a European Central Bank survey shows.

Of the dealers surveyed by the ECB, 9% said that they somewhat increased initial margin requirements for foreign exchange derivatives over the three months to end-September. Six percent said the same for commodity derivatives, 5% for interest rate derivatives and 5% for equity derivatives.

When asked whether liquidity and trading had changed, 12% said they

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