Post-Crisis Margin Requirements Start To Bite Large Traders

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Mark Melin
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As Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chair Chris Giancarlo stares down his European counterparts over harmonizing global derivatives regulations, threatening to lock out large EU banks from US derivatives markets, Peter Rippon, CEO of OpenGamma, looks at the confrontation with a knowing smile. Q3 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The future is about global regulation, global clearinghouses, and global banks, Rippon told ValueWalk, pointing to the regulatory commonalities rather than the points of contention. “The larger issues are moving in the same direction (regarding margin).” Significant regulatory changes that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis are finally starting to…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.