Pace of CDS growth slows, says BIS

The pace of growth in credit derivatives is slowing, new data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows today.

Turnover in credit default swaps (CDSs) increased by one-third to $14 trillion at the end of 2005. But that followed a 60% increase in growth over the previous six months. Growth in single-name CDSs outpaced multi-name contracts, with growth rates of 40% and 21% respectively.

Two-thirds of outstanding CDS positions at the end of 2005 were between dealers, and 25% were bet

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