Dealers call for revised language on break clause close-outs

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Derivatives dealers are calling for a change in the way the close-out price is calculated on trades where a break clause has been exercised, claiming the existing treatment – laid out in the 2006 product definitions published by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association – produces inaccurate close-out values.

Dealers have started to pay close attention to break clauses, which have historically been added to longer-dated derivatives contracts to ease the concerns of internal credit

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