BIS: bank derivatives exposure falls in Q4 2009


Bank exposure to derivatives continued to fall in the last few months of 2009, according to data released today by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). At the end of the year, total derivatives exposure was $3.996 trillion, down 12% from the end of September 2009 and the lowest it has been since 2007. After peaking at $7.169 trillion in December 2008, bank derivatives exposure has fallen every quarter since.

It is not clear whether this decline is accompanied by a fall in derivatives

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