Variation margin

WHAT IS THIS? Variation margin is a payment – typically made daily, in cash – to reflect changes in the market value of a trade, or portfolio of trades. In over-the-counter derivatives markets, variation margin is traditionally seen as a buffer against counterparty default; in listed derivatives, it is treated as settlement.

Initial margin – A regulatory bottleneck

With the recent announcement of an extended preparation period for those smaller entities needing to post initial margin under the uncleared margin rules, the new timetable could cause a bottleneck for firms busy repapering derivatives contracts linked…

The digitisation of legal negotiations and data

In partnership with Risk.net, specialists from AcadiaSoft, Linklaters, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association weighed in on the digitisation of derivatives documentation for a virtual roundtable discussion. Recent innovations, aimed at…

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