Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps: What You Need to Know in 2015

The Knowledge Group Webinar

01/29/2015 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST

Banking + Financial Services, Corporate Finance | Capital Markets, and Financial Institutions + Financial Services

Julian E. Hammar

Julian E. Hammar


Harrison Lawrence
(212) 336-4004

In September 2014, the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and other agencies proposed new rules on margin requirements for certain market participants entering into uncleared swaps and security-based swaps. These re-proposed U.S. rules for uncleared trades would apply to dealers and major participants who are regulated by a Prudential Regulator.

This session offers participants an overview of the latest trends and best practices with respect to the Prudential Regulator’s Proposed Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps as well as comparisons to rules proposed by the CFTC regarding margin for uncleared swaps that will apply to entities not otherwise subject to the Prudential Regulator’s rules.

Key topics include:

  • Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps – An Overview;
  • Covered Swap Entities;
  • Margin Requirements for Market Participants;
  • Posting and Collection of Initial Margin (IM) Requirements;
  • Requirements Under Variation Margin (VM);
  • Section 4(k) of the Bank Holding Company Act;
  • Margining Practices for Non-cleared Derivative Transactions; and
  • Calculating Initial and Variation Margin.


  • Jack Habert, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Julian Hammar, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Ross Pazzol, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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