Few commodity traders saw improved liquidity in 2015 – poll

Three-quarters say OTC liquidity held steady or fell last year, while 25% saw gains

A shrinking pool
Many complain liquidity has dried up after bank exits from commodities

About three-quarters of traders surveyed in a Risk.net poll say liquidity in over-the-counter commodity derivatives markets held steady or declined over the past 12 months, with only about a quarter saying the liquidity picture had improved.

In comments submitted along with the poll, most traders blamed poor liquidity on the exodus of banks from commodity markets and new regulatory regimes such as the US Dodd-Frank Act and the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir). A minority of

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