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Fund managers expect to change the way they use over-the-counter derivatives as a result of the market's new regulatory framework, with many anticipating a drop in trading volumes, according to a survey by consulting firm Celent, due to be published at the end of the month. The findings were discussed last week by the firm's research director at an event in New York.

The survey shows 55% of asset managers believe OTC market reforms will drive up costs, forcing them to alter their trading and inv

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