Counterparty risk management at Asian asset managers found wanting

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Buy-side institutions need to be more focused on the standardisation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and a migration to central clearing in the face of forthcoming industry regulatory changes, a survey of BNY Mellon’s global institutional investors indicates.

The survey, conducted between July and October 2010, polled 24 asset management, insurance and pension fund institutions, which manage aggregate assets of $6.8 trillion. The research focused on how buy-side institutions plan to addres