Client margin up 43% at Mizuho’s F&O in Q1

US unit of Japanese bank overtakes Credit Suisse, Barclays, UBS and Interactive Brokers

Required client margin held by Mizuho’s futures and options (F&O) clearing unit rose by over $4.7 billion in Q1 – the biggest increase of the 47 reporting futures commission merchants (FCMs).

Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows the US unit of the Japanese bank held $15.7 billion of required segregated customer funds to cover their F&O trades at end-March – up 43% quarter on quarter. A year earlier, client margin stood at $5.9 billion.

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