Variation Margin Requirements: The New Big Bang

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As of March 1, 2017, a new set of rules will come into force that requires the vast majority of those capital markets firms that are trading derivatives to make subtle, yet significant changes to the way they post variation margins for non-cleared derivative trades.

It’s an event that some in the industry are referring to as the second “Big Bang”—the first took place in October 1986 when the London Stock Exchange introduced new rules that had far-reaching consequences for the capital markets an