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January 8, 2013
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  • Regulators might let CDS traders reduce collateral
    The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a draft rule allowing swaps traders to reduce collateral for credit default swaps via portfolio margining, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission might follow suit. The SEC says the rule, which was issued for comment in December, could "alleviate excessive margin calls, improve cash flows and liquidity and reduce volatility." Bloomberg (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Margin Savings up to 90% for Cleared OTC IRS vs. Futures
90% is no small number - especially when it comes to margin savings. Market participants have been actively utilizing portfolio margining of Cleared OTC IRS and Eurodollar and Treasury futures, and total risk reductions now account for over $1 billion in initial margin savings - figures that remain unparalleled in the industry. Click here to learn more.
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  • Basel liquidity reprieve prompts relief and concerns
    The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's decision to give global banks an additional four years to meet liquidity requirements was aimed at ensuring the change wouldn't discourage lending to the real economy. Some banks have already benefited from the revision, with their share prices increasing. However, the move could prove costly for financial institutions, analysts say. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (1/7), Reuters (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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