A Cleaner Act for  Credit Derivatives

For every upside, there has to be a downside. According to the British Bankers Association, the credit derivatives market reached $5 trillion at the end of last year. It predicts the market will grow to $8 trillion by 2006 as investors’ appetite for structured deals like collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), as well as more standard products like credit default swaps and options, increases.

Yet two important issues have emerged as volumes have increased: the need to ensure price tr

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