Swap Margins Increase by 12% | CME Group
CME group put an announcement on their website on October 15th stating that, effective October 16th, an Event Risk add-on of 3% will be applied to the base margins for all OTC IRS portfolios.
This will increase by 3% every day over the next four business days, resulting in an eventual 12% Event Risk add-on.
This is apparently a temporary margin increase, which will be rolled back if the uncertainty surrounding the US debt ceiling is resolved.
The original CME announcement is here.