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IIROC Lowers Margin Trading Requirement for CAD

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:20 pm

The Canadian self-regulatory organization IIROC, has issued an announcement about a pending increase in margin requirements on some foreign exchange (FX) pairs including the Canadian dollar (CAD), following a change in volatility, according to an IIROC statement.

The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is tasked with the handling of the domestic regulatory environment, having enjoyed a unique structure as it regularly updates FX margin trading requirements depending on FX volatility.

More specifically, the IIROC has issued a revised table for all margin requirements of different currency pairs, with the notable change in the leverage ratio of the US dollar ... (read more)