Client margin up 5% at Barclays’ F&O unit in March

US clearing unit overtakes Citi to reclaim sixth place among FCMs by required funds

Barclays’ US clearing unit increased its required client margin held for futures and options trades by 5.2% to a new record in March.

The US futures commission merchant (FCM) held $17.3 billion, equivalent to a market share of 6.2% and an increase of 20% over the previous 12 months, according to the latest data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

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