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For some equity index futures, initial margin requirements have doubled in 2020

It is not unusual for clearinghouses to increase initial margin requirements during periods of market stress. But the turmoil that took place in March, when equity markets crashed and then rebounded in an exceptionally short period of time, prompted a rapid increase in the amount of initial margin for certain equity index futures over just a few trading days.

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CEO Viewpoint - Community in a time of need

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    As the cleared derivatives industry is disrupted by coronavirus, it's important to remember that community is what gets us through difficult stretches in our lives and careers. Community is not just a grouping of people. It involves a deeper and richer connection that involves trust, support, and endearment. And when people are connected and care for each other, they can do amazing things together.

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