Clearers finally win relief in leverage ratio battle

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By GlobalCapital
21 Jun 2019

The Basel committee on banking supervision has agreed to allow banks to offset the margin posted by clients in calculating the leverage ratio, marking a hard fought victory for the clearing industry.

The move has been applauded by the derivatives industry, which has long been calling for regulators to give banks more flexibility in this area.

Once global regulators adopt the committee’s recommendations, it means banks should be able to offset margin or cash posted by their clients against the ...

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