What does Portfolio Margin mean?
Portfolio Margin is margin requirements for a diversified investment portfolio. It takes into account the potential for gains on one position in a portfolio to offset losses on another position. It is also known as risk-based margin.
Futures Knowledge Explains Portfolio Margin
Portfolio Margin is required to be maintained to manage risk. The margin requirement for the portfolio is based on evaluating positions as a group or portfolio. The margin is set equal to an estimate of the largest possible decline in the net value of the portfolio that could occur under assumed changes in market conditions. It is generally more liberal than strategy-based margin requirements.