White Paper

Margin lending: a brief introduction

Company: Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

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Category: Credit Risk

Published: 13 May 2013




Margin lending is a form of financing that individuals or corporate borrowers such as limited partnerships, private and public companies can attain for the purpose of investment. The ability to borrow funds is determined by asset backed portfolios, which are usually made up of shares, commodities or any other form of market traded assets.

This white paper examines margin financing by looking into its structure and various risks and legal ramifications that both borrowers and lenders need to consider. It will provide you with insight into the various steps that can be taken to minimums these risks.


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