Collateral rates

Using bonds as collateral for margin trading

Saxo allows a percentage of the investment in certain bonds to be used as collateral for margin trading activities.

The collateral value of a bond position depends on the rating of the individual bond, as outlined below:

Rating definition*​​​Collateral percentage
​Highest Rating (AAA)​95%
​Very High Quality (AA)​90%
​High Quality (A)​80%
* as rated internally by Saxo

Example: 80% of the market value of a bond position with an A rating can be used as collateral (instead of cash) to trade margin products such as Forex, CFDs or Futures and Options.

Please note that Saxo reserves the right to decrease or remove the use of bond positions as collateral.

For further guidance or to request the rating and collateral treatment of a specific or potential bond position, please send an email to fixedincome@saxobank.com or contact your account executive.

Updated 7th June, 2016

Product Risk

Saxo Capital Markets is required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product's complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red.

Bonds are categorised as either green, yellow or red products depending on the individual instrument. Please see the "Product Risk Categorisation".

Bonds Disclaimer
For most bonds, in particular corporate bonds, bid and offer prices are not public available and transparent, as the majority of trading takes place outside regulated marketplaces. Bonds are traded OTC with Saxo Capital Markets as counterpart, and OTC trading conditions apply. Please see Saxo Capital Markets' execution policy for further information.

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