Ice Credit’s required initial margin up 18% in Q2

CCP reported highest level on record, superseding Covid-19-induced peak

Initial margin (IM) demanded by Ice Clear Credit rose 18% in the second quarter of the year to its highest level on record.

Total required IM, across all house and client accounts, stood at $58.8 billion at end-June. The split was 30% for house accounts and 70% for client gross accounts. Quarter on quarter, house net margin rose almost 16% and client gross 19%.

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The central counterparty (CCP) demanded $1.95 billion in IM from its members on one day in the quarter. The peak IM call

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