Trichet calls for transparency in structured credit market

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Greater transparency is needed in the credit derivatives market to allow risk managers to understand the size, distribution and concentration of risks accumulated by participants, according to Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank.

Speaking at the 22nd international Swaps and Derivatives Association's annual general meeting in Boston on April 18, Trichet said the opacity of the credit derivatives market is cause for concern and could lead to instability in the financial

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