High costs limiting CNY corporate swaps market

Isda AGM: Demand growing but high capital costs burdening banks

William Shek
William Shek, HSBC: Onshore swaps hampered by collateral and netting concerns

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The trading of interest rate swaps between banks in China’s onshore market has grown, but the dealer-to-client market on the mainland still faces cost hurdles, according to William Shek, head of credit and rates for Asia-Pacific at HSBC.

Chinese companies are increasingly using interest rate swaps to hedge Shibor-linked loans. The interdealer market to manage these risks is thriving as clearing of swaps is common and the trades are regularly

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