StanChart prime services to accept Chinese bonds as collateral

Inclusion will reduce collateral drag for PB clients ahead of stricter initial margin rules

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Standard Chartered’s prime services platform has expanded its range of eligible collateral to include Chinese government bond assets held via Bond Connect, the first foreign exchange prime broker (FXPB) understood to do so.

The move comes as FXPB and rates intermediation clients are expected to face stricter initial margin rules in the coming year. Expanding the types of eligible collateral for prime brokerage services could help impacted parties – such as asset managers – navigate the upcoming

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