Saturday, November 1, 2008

Credit Default Swaps: reducing counterparty risk

New York Fed Welcomes Further Industry Commitments on Over-the-Counter Derivatives

"The following areas constitute our central priorities for addressing both operational and market design concerns for OTC derivatives:
Institute a Central Counterparty (CCP) for Credit Default Swaps (CDS)...
Reduce Levels of Outstanding Trades via Portfolio Compression. Market participants continue to reduce the number of outstanding CDS trades through multilateral trade terminations (tear-ups)
Enhance Market Transparency.

HT to PrefBlog

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