More difficulties for asset managers and pension funds to access OTC derivatives market

Impact of Dodd-Frank on asset management and pension funds in the US

With the new section of Dodd-Frank regulations which came into life on 9th of September, asset managers and pension funds in the US will face more difficulties in accessing the OTC derivatives market as they have to clear the trades through central counterparties.

The point of requiring OTC derivatives trades to be cleared via central clearing counterparties, such as LCH.Clearnet, is that it forces asset managers to stump up more money on margin – which acts as a safeguard for the investors involved.

To read more go the article on FT.com

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