Nasdaq default came at time of mass margin breaches

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Nasdaq: energy clearing service reported 49 margin breaches at end-September 2018, up from 20 three months earlier

The default at Nasdaq Commodities in September 2018 occurred during a period when many clearing members incurred margin breaches, public disclosures show.

On September 11, lone trader Einar Aas was declared in default by the central counterparty (CCP) after failing to post sufficient margin to cover losses suffered from the widening of the spread between Nordic and German power futures. The default wiped out his initial margin, €7 million ($8 million) of Nasdaq's own capital and two-thirds of

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