CSA Staff Notice 95-302 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives

CSA Staff Notice 95-302 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives

CSA Notice

April 8, 2021


This notice provides an update on work being done by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA or we) regarding harmonized monitoring and review of data from derivatives trade repositories, and global developments relating to margin and collateral requirements for over-the-counter derivatives that are not centrally cleared (Margin Requirements).


The CSA published CSA Staff Notice 95-301 Margin and Collateral Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives on August 22, 2019 specifying the reasons why the CSA decided to delay proposing a rule to implement Margin Requirements. We also committed to monitor global developments and implement a harmonized monitoring process to review the data from derivatives trade repositories to inform our future plans relating to the implementation of Margin Requirements.

Global Developments

In April 2020, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions extended the timeline to phase in the implementation of the collateral and margin requirements to September 2022.{1}

Harmonized Monitoring Process

The CSA implemented a harmonized monitoring process involving current data from derivatives trade repositories. The most recent review found no material changes in the findings from a year ago. We will continue to monitor and review the data for any material changes.

Plan for Implementation of Margin Requirements

After completing a review of derivatives trade data, the CSA has decided to further delay the publication for comment of a rule to implement Margin Requirements and does not believe this will result in increased systemic risk to Canadian financial markets or participants. We will provide an update when we believe changes in the results from the harmonized monitoring process or circumstances warrant the continuation of work to implement Margin Requirements.


Please refer your questions to any of:

Kevin Fine
Corinne Lemire
Co-Chair, CSA Derivatives Committee
Co-Chair, CSA Derivatives Committee
Director, Derivatives Branch
Director, Market Data Intelligence
Ontario Securities Commission
Autorité des marchés financiers
514-395-0337, ext. 4491
Janice Cherniak
Michael Brady
Senior Legal Counsel
Deputy Director, CMR
Alberta Securities Commission
British Columbia Securities Commission
Paula White
Wendy Morgan
Deputy Director, Compliance and Oversight
Deputy Director, Securities
Manitoba Securities Commission
Financial and Consumer Services Commission (New Brunswick)
Abel Lazarus
Derek Maher
Director, Corporate Finance
Legal Counsel
Nova Scotia Securities Commission
Securities Division
Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority of Saskatchewan

{1} Margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives, https://www.bis.org/bcbs/publ/d499.pdf