Price advantage could spur buy-side clearing, says Goldman exec

Margin savings alone may not be enough to boost buy-side use of CCPs  


A move by dealers to offer cheaper prices for cleared foreign exchange products could become the tipping point at which buy-side firms start voluntarily using central counterparties (CCPs) for more of their trades, according to a Goldman Sachs clearing executive.

Mandatory initial margin requirements for non-cleared trades, including FX options and non-deliverable forwards (NDFs), are being phased in for around 200 buy-side firms from September. At that point, initial margin requirements will –

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