Ask the Professor - Portfolio Margining - How Will Dodd-Frank Impact its Utilization
Ronald H. Filler
New York Law School
December 8, 2010
The Journal of the Law of Investment & Risk Management, "The Futures & Derivatives Law Report", Vol. 30, No. 10, November 2010
NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/11 #11
This article analyzes the background and current status of portfolio margining, how it has evolved over the past several years, and how the recent Dodd-Frank Act will impact its utilization and effectiveness. Portfolio margining allows a broker-dealer to analyze a client's total overall portfolio from a risk-based analytical model, establishing the proper minimum initial margin requirements for the entire portfolio applying certain parameters. To be a more effective tool, changes to the U.S. Bankrupcty Code were needed. The Dodd-Frank Act made those legislative changes. It's now up to the regulators to make portfolio margining an even more effective and utilized tool.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: CFTC, Portfolio Margining, NYSE, Margin, Dodd Frank, Regulation T, SEC, Bankruptcy, Financial Institutions, Brokerage Firms
Date posted: December 8, 2010
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