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What is Initial Margin?
This is the first of multiple Initial Margin (IM) articles written to help Phase 4 and 5 firms better understand, and prepare for, the key changes required to comply with the IM regulations.
This article includes:
- An introduction to IM
- IM Phase scope
- Comparison of Variation Margin vs Initial Margin
- The key IM changes
- The impact of high group volumes within Phases 4 and 5
- Delivery timescales for IM changes
- A summary of the IM ISDA Advocacy paper