Basis investors may face margin calls

Investors who borrowed to invest in Basis Capital may soon face margin calls on their investment. Hundreds of millions of dollars had been invested in Basis Capital through leading retail investment platforms and in some instances investors had increased their investment and exposure by borrowing funds from leading financial institutions. Investors had been able to borrow up to 80 per cent of their investment through margin lending platforms and, with Basis Yield investors being warned they could receive less than half of their initial investment, it is likely any investor who borrowed to invest in Basis Yield will receive a margin call.