Momentum gathers for central over-the-counter trade repository

Legislators and industry participants are pushing forward with plans to create a central trade repository to hold records of over-the-counter derivatives transactions, as a means of increasing transparency and reducing counterparty risk.

On August 4, US senator Charles Schumer revealed he was drafting legislation requiring the consolidated reporting of all OTC trades to a central trade repository. On the same day, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association announced the formation of a F

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