SIFMA and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) provided comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on its…
May 17, 2019
Mr Steven MAIJOOR
Chairman, European Securities and Markets Authority
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Mr José-Manuel CAMPA
Chairman, European Banking Authority
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Mr Gabriel BERNARDINO
Chairman, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
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Re: Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives – Initial Margin Models
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Asset Management Group (SIFMA AMG) and the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) (hereinafter the Associations) support the efforts of regulators to help the industry in the implementation of the initial margin (IM) rules applicable to non-centrally cleared derivatives.
In September 2018, ISDA, SIFMA and other industry associations submitted a letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise issues associated with the final stages of the uncleared margin rules1, particularly with the introduction of IM requirements for a large universe of counterparties as of September 1, 2020.
1 September 2018 letter sent by ISDA, SIFMA, American Bankers Association, the Global Foreign Exchange Division of the Global Financial Markets Association and the Institute of International Bankers: 20180912-Initial-Margin-Phase-In-Implementation-Joint-Trade-Association-Comments.pdf.