The wrong market for credit derivatives?

Credit derivatives


Exchanges have long harboured ambitions to enter the fast-growing credit derivatives market. The notional principal outstanding of credit default swaps (CDSs) has soared since the start of the decade, reaching $34.5 trillion by the end of last year, according to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. But while there has been plenty of talk about the potential for credit derivatives futures contracts - mostly from the exchanges themselves - nothing has materialised. That is, until

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