Preparing for the Variation Margin Rules

ISDA has published a trio of videos looking at the implementation of margin rules for non-cleared derivatives. The series provides an overview of the margin rules, with a particular focus on the challenges posed by the variation margin “Big Bang” on March 1, 2017. In the first video, ISDA’s CEO Scott O’Malia explains the margining requirements for non-cleared derivatives, the drivers behind their introduction, and the implementation timeline.

What Are the Variation Margin Rules?

In the second of three videos from ISDA focusing on the new margin rules for non-cleared derivatives, ISDA’s Chairman Eric Litvack outlines the variation margin requirements, which are scheduled to come into force on March 1, 2017, and the scale of the challenge facing the industry, and highlights the need for firms to start preparing now.

 

How to prepare for the Variation Margin big bang? 

In the final of three videos from ISDA focusing on the new margin rules for non-cleared derivatives, Mark New, Senior Counsel for the Americas at ISDA, describes the tools available to help firms prepare for the variation margin requirements.