Non-cleared trades

FX forwards and swaps

LCH’s Kah Yang Chong, head of FX Emea product, and James Shanahan, head of FX quantitative analytics, discuss whether clearing of FX forwards and swaps – so far limited by requirements under UMR – will provide the efficiencies market participants need

Navigating UMR with the right partnership

The importance of uncleared margin rules (UMR) was brought sharply into view by the collapse of Archegos Capital Management at the end of March, resulting in more than $10 billion in losses at several prime brokers. IHS Markit considers how partnerships…

Initial margin – Special report 2021

With many phase five firms in limbo, this special report assesses the issues and key challenges involved, and reveals the changing strategies of firms in meeting their IM responsibilities

Navigating UMR phases five and six

As awareness grows of the complexities ahead, a panel discusses best practice, their recent experiences and the challenges in-scope firms face as they prepare to meet UMR

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