Forum codifies Chinese Walls in credit trading

The guidelines are intended for use by “financial institutions that use securities and securities-based swaps to manage and hedge their credit portfolios”, according to the forum.

The point of focus is so-called ‘material non-public information’ - information that is not available to the public and that can be considered important in making investment decisions. Some credit default protection sellers have long been suspicious that some firms’ derivatives desks may potentially have inappropriate

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