CDS volumes continue to grow

Volumes of credit default swaps traded rose 81% in 2007 to a total notional outstanding of $62.2 trillion, according to figures from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

Isda's chief executive, Robert Pickel, said the results made it more important to "reinforce the operational infrastructure to enable scalable growth and improve liquidity for the continued development of these important risk management tools".

In its 2007 Market Survey, Isda said equity derivatives notionals did

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