Thai debt office looks to help develop derivative market

As Thai investors look for more liquidity in longer-dated derivatives, structural barriers remain


Banks in Thailand report that their clients are increasingly exploring more complex use of derivatives in order to manage their interest rate exposure, but a lack of liquidity in the underlying bond markets is holding back development of products that can meet this demand.

Increased market demand for interest rate hedging tools has also been bolstered by regulation. Thailand introduced a risk-based capital (RBC) framework for life insurers in 2011, placing a capital charge on duration mismatch –

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