CCP Initial Margin for Interest Rate Swaps

The Dodd-Frank Act in the US and the EMIR Directive in Europe have mandated the requirement for Interest Rate Swaps to be cleared at Clearing Houses. One of the most significant differences in market practices from this change is the requirement to post collateral to meet the Initial Margin requirement. At the recent 13th Annual […]

Implementing BUS/252 Daycount Convention

The daycount convention BUS/252 is determined by computing the number of good business days in the relevant calculation period and dividing by 252. There are several alternative short names I have seen for the same convention; ACT/252, ACTW/252, BU/252, BD/252. I prefer BUS/252, not least because it is the short name used by FpML. The […]