- These margins will be levied during the last five trading days prior to expiry date, wherein they will increase by 5% every day.
- These will be applicable on certain commodities under the Alternate Risk Management Framework (ARMF).
–The decision to have pre-expiry margin has been taken after consultations with clearing corporations (CCs).
–These margins are aimed at encouraging significant reduction of open interest as the contract approaches the expiry date.
Due to the unprecedented event of negative final settlement price in the crude oil futures markets in 2020, the Risk Management Review Committee (RMRC) of SEBI reviewed the issues for the same. After that, it was suggested that Indian Exchanges should introduce some mechanism to encourage significant reduction of open interest as the contract approaches the expiry date. This led to the introduction of pre-expiry margins.
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About Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
Chairman– Ajay Tyagi
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra