FCM client margin for F&O hit all-time high in May

But concentration among top 10 broker-dealers continues to shrink

Required client margin held by US futures commission merchants for futures and options (F&O) trades leapt $9.8 billion in May.

Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows the 47 FCMs held $313 billion of required segregated customer funds to cover F&O trades on aggregate – an all-time high. A year earlier, the figure was $242 billion, with 50 reporting firms.

  //

 

Barclays built up required margin the most over the month of May, adding $1.6 billion, followed by Morgan

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Risk.net? View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: