Barclays’ F&O clearing unit boosts client margin by $2.1bn

JP Morgan remains the FCM with the largest share of required segregated customer funds for futures and options trades  

Required client margin held by Barclays’ US futures and options (F&O) clearing unit rose by $2.1 billion in the third quarter of the year – the biggest increase of the 49 reporting futures commission merchants (FCMs).

Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows the UK bank held $9.9 billion of required segregated customer funds to cover their F&O trades.

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Bank of America Securities posted the second-largest quarterly increase, with required margin up $1.9 billion to

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