Non-cleared margin – a timeline

Milestones in the development of margin requirements for non-cleared trades

Timeline 3 Non cleared margins
Jonathan Ross

The storm around the introduction of variation margin rules on March 1, 2017 was just the latest in a long story of heartache in the financial industry caused by the rules surrounding margin requirements for non-cleared trades.

Alongside the regulatory initiative to move as many derivative trades as possible on to clearing platforms, regulators are pushing for new and higher margin requirements for trades that stay off them – both initial and variation margin. The result has been upheaval. Follow the issue from its beginnings with our timeline below.

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