Industry Hails Potential US Relaxation of Margin Timing Rules

October 18, 2017 Chatham Financial

Industry hails potential US relaxation of margin timing rules
By Robert Mackenzie Smith
October 18, 2017

“Prior to the implementation of the rules, there was more flexibility around margin settlement. Now, firms that historically have not collateralised their margin transactions but who are in scope for the margin rules have begun using different techniques to mitigate the impact of these rules and to retain some of this flexibility, including trading products that are not subject to the rules, such as deliverable foreign exchange forwards, trading out of entities that are considered to be out of scope, or trading with counterparties where US rules don’t apply,” says Chris Bender, director of regulatory advisory in the global regulatory solutions team at Chatham Financial in Pennsylvania.

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