Mizuho’s F&O clearing unit boosts client margin by $1.05bn

In contrast, Morgan Stanley reports largest drop over same period

Required client margin held by Mizuho’s futures and options (F&O) clearing unit rose by $1.05 billion in October – the biggest nominal increase of the 47 reporting futures commission merchants (FCMs).

Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows the Japanese bank held $8.4 billion of required segregated customer funds to cover their F&O trades.

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