Goldman hoovers up $1.5bn of client margin in June

US bank bucks trend as top FCMs all cut required margin for futures and options trades

Required client margin held by US futures commission merchants for futures and options (F&O) trades dropped $18.4 billion in June. Goldman Sachs was the only top FCM to report an increase over the period, with clients being asked for an additional $1.5 billion.

Data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows the 47 FCMs held $295 billion of required segregated customer funds to cover F&O trades on aggregate. A year earlier, the figure was $245 billion, with 51 reporting firms.

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