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Bilateral Margin

FFX Margin - all that is solid melts into air

A brief spotlight through the fog swirling around the upcoming obligation to exchange margin on forward foreign exchange. There was a widespread, if only whispered, expectation that a 7/8 November ESMA Board of Supervisors meeting would result in an official announcement of forbearance. While the EU has no equivalent mechanism to the CFTC’s enthusiastic use […]

Understanding the changing landscape of collateral management

TriOptima Video

Watch our latest videos on the collateral management landscape, covering five topics. Jenny Nilsson and I discuss regulation, market readiness, the FX rules and more.

Rocket 10 Downloadable PDF Edition

The team here at The OTC Space are pleased to announce the availability of the downloadable PDF edition of Rocket 10 (in the attachments section below). Formatted in landscape to fit your computer or portable device screen, this edition contains inside information on what's happening in the industry. The PDF is attached below, and contains a great set of articles from previous and new authors.

Reducing counterparty credit risk in uncleared markets – but what are the costs?

An interesting viewpoint from staff at the Bank of England on the implications of margin on un-cleared portfolios and why achieving risk reduction benefits is all in the details.

ISDA MARGIN SURVEY 2017

Cleared IM and VM

A new ISDA survey explain the flows of margin for cleared and uncleared OTC products

ISDA SIMM 2.0 Released - Get Ready

Updated ISDA SIMM model coming later this year

VM Rules: Almost There

Six months ago, the industry was facing the possibility of real disruption. With the variation margin ‘big bang’ set for implementation on March 1, but with only a fraction of the necessary changes to documentation completed, there was a very material risk that a large part of the market wouldn’t be able to trade.

Top Tips for Navigating the Uncleared Margin Rules - A Guide from SmartDX and CloudMargin

Discover 11 useful tips for navigating compliance with the uncleared margin rules, and results from our peer benchmark survey.

Top Tips for Navigating the Uncleared Margin Rules - A Guide from CloudMargin and SmartDX

Read our top tips to achieve complianc with the Uncleared Margin Rules - 11 important topics you need to address.

BNY Mellon research finds collateral pressures impacting most buy-side institutions, with many experiencing rising trading costs

This comes from a press release but the report makes for interesting reading, PDF attached below. 120 firms were interviewed about funding and uncleared margin, making this a big sample of data and valuable as a benchmark on thinking in the market.


Over 80% of global investment managers are engaged in discussions to identify liquidity backstops to dealer balance sheets as concerns over liquidity and funding pressures grow, according to the results from a comprehensive buy-side study released today by BNY Mellon Markets, conducted in association with PwC.

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