General Publications August 21, 2019

“Postponement of Initial Margin Big Bang,” Hedgeweek, August 21, 2019.

Following the financial crisis, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, as directed by the G-20 countries, developed consistent global standards for margin requirements for uncleared derivatives to reduce systemic risk in the derivatives markets. The final phase of initial margin regulation – known as the “big bang” due to its scope – has now been delayed, with full implementation set for September 2021.
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