Industry welcomes FDIC’s margin relief

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By GlobalCapital
18 Sep 2019

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has proposed to ease derivatives rules for US banks, including swap margin requirements.

The derivatives industry applauded the regulator’s proposals, including the axing of the rule that requires US banks to have cash set aside to cover derivatives trades between affiliates of the same company — meaning such affiliates would no longer need to post upfront margin in derivatives trades with one ...

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