Regulators relent ahead of VM big bang

Firms with "significant exposures" must stick to March 1 deadline, however

1 March date on calendar
Moving date: US and EU regulators provide a last-minute reprieve on VM

New variation margin rules for non-cleared derivatives will be enforced on a case-by-case basis, with regulators in Europe and the US still expecting firms with “significant exposures” to begin exchanging collateral on March 1, despite granting those with smaller positions a reprieve on February 23.

Banks that spoke to welcomed the move, but note the extent of the relief is not entirely clear; one says it plans to continue trading with customers that are in the process of making the

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