Date opened: February 25, 2021
Date closed: April 12, 2021
IIROC is proposing amendments to Dealer Member Rule (DMR) 100.2 and IIROC Rule 5400 that would allow margining of structured products using either a fixed rate or an alternative component margining methodology (Proposed Amendments).
The main purpose of the Proposed Amendments is to formally recognize a margin methodology for structured products as the current DMR and IIROC Rules do not specifically address margin requirements for these products.
The Proposed Amendments would:
- require a margin rate of 70% for structured products that meet eligibility criteria, and
- allow an alternative component-based margin methodology for structured products with a guarantee component.