At LCH, required IM rose over Q3

Required minimum demanded of clients increased at ForexClear, RepoClear and EquityClear, but fell at SwapClear

Aggregate initial margin (IM) held across LCH’s London-based central counterparty (CCP) jumped at three of its four clearing funds during the three months to end-September.

The latest publicly available disclosures show the amount of required IM – the aggregate minimum demanded of clients – increased quarter on quarter at ForexClear, RepoClear and EquityClear, while it shrunk at SwapClear.

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IM for equities increased the most percentage-wise, up 36% to £3.7 billion ($5 billion). This

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