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How Eurex helps its members meet margin requirements under Dodd Frank

Friday, December 13, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

The Opalesque 2013 New York Roundtable, sponsored by Maples Fund Services, Eurex and Taussig Capital saw Byron Baldwin of Eurex North America discussing the most recent wave of far reaching regulatory change experienced by the global markets.

"Mandatory OTC clearing for IRS and credit under Dodd Frank is now in place in the U.S., and now the focus will shift to Europe and OTC clearing in Europe. One of the biggest challenges for the buy side with the introduction of OTC clearing is having to provide collateral for initial margin on a daily basis" Baldwin explained.

"EurexOTC Clear accepts a wide range of eligible collateral, governments, corporates, equities – over 25,000 ISINs – to meet margin requirements. From May 2014, EurexOTC Clear will offer the cross margining of Eurex-listed derivative products and IRS which will give the buy side significant margin and collateral efficiencies."

The exchange is currently offering all buy side firms the opportunity of sending portfolios of listed and IRS positions so they can see the margin efficiencies they will achieve with cross margining. "EurexOTC Clear offers an innovative and unique interim participant facility whereby if the buy side firms’ ......................

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