CME raises margin for rate swaps amid worries about default

10/16/2013 | Bloomberg · Reuters · Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

CME Group has imposed a 12% increase in margins for interest-rate swaps that it guarantees in its capacity as a clearinghouse. The increase will be phased in over four days. CME says it is responding to risk that continued conflict over a possible default on U.S. debt will drive up volatility.

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