Initial margin at LCH Ltd rose in Q2

RepoClear and ForexClear saw biggest increase over the quarter

Aggregate initial margin (IM) held across LCH’s London-based central counterparty (CCP) rose during the three months to end-June. The amount of required IM – the aggregate minimum demanded of clients – increased quarter on quarter at all of its four clearing funds.

Initial margin required to cover cleared fixed income contracts through LCH RepoClear jumped 20% quarter on quarter, to £8.9 billion. ForexClear’s IM demands for covering over-the-counter foreign exchange trades rose 23% to $6.7

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