SEC and CFTC might ease margin requirements for CDS

01/8/2013 | Bloomberg

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a draft rule that would allow swaps traders to reduce collateral for credit default swaps via portfolio margining, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission might follow suit. The SEC says the rule, issued for comment in December, could "alleviate excessive margin calls, improve cash flows and liquidity and reduce volatility."

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