Uncleared Derivatives To Be Regulated?

By: Ian Campbell | Wed, Jun 6, 2012
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Why Read: Because this report may prove to be of great significance over the next few months.

Featured Article: An article this morning reports that the Financial Stability Board ('FSB) plans to issue proposals on rules encouraging banks to put derivatives trades through a central clearing house as part of a regulations aimed at reducing risk in what is described in the article as the $700 trillion derivatives industry. The article goes on to say:

Note: The FSB, comprised largely of (over 20) Central Banks, coordinates the work of national financial authorities and international standard setting groups, and develops and promotes the implementation of regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies. Centered in Basel, Switzerland, currently it is chaired by Mark Carney, current Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Commentary: How this develops is something to watch for. This is because:

Global regulators plan margin rules soon for uncleared derivatives
Source: Reuters, May 30, 2012
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