Barclays’ F&O client margin hit new high in October

Bank on course to overtake Citi as sixth-largest FCM by required funds in the US

Required client margin held for futures and options trades by Barclays’ US clearing unit rose 5.5% in October as the bank continues its push into the clearing business.

The latest available data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) shows the US futures commission merchant (FCM) held $15.8 billion, the seventh-highest amount across the 46 reporting firms and an all-time high for the bank, which now holds a market share of 5.9%. 

The October surge closed the gap between Barclays and

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