Swaps push-out a 'vast overreaction', says OCC's Walsh

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John Walsh, OCC

Separating over-the-counter derivatives trading from the rest of the banking system would be an "overreaction" to recent financial turmoil, according to John Walsh, acting head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Speaking at a conference in Las Vegas yesterday, he also addressed criticisms of the agency's proposals on margin requirements for uncleared trades – which JP Morgan claimed last year would kill the bank's swaps business outside the US.

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