Taiwan’s derivatives clampdown may slow innovation

Market participants fear new approval requirements will hinder structurers

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Losing pace: participants fear the moves will hinder product innovation

Market participants fear moves by the Taiwanese regulator to further tighten rules around the sale of complex foreign exchange derivatives such as target redemption forwards (Tarfs) will hinder product innovation.

Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) has repeatedly strengthened oversight of complex forex derivatives since the renminbi unexpectedly stopped appreciating against the dollar at the start of 2014, threatening large losses for corporate investors in Tarfs.

The latest round o

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