CFTC proposals render TriOptima rates repository unfit for purpose

Industry launches new process to select rate derivatives repository, after CFTC proposals far exceed tasks TriOptima’s repository was asked to perform by dealers and bank regulators


Dealers have been forced to return to the drawing-board after voluntary efforts to build an interest rate derivatives repository were blown out of the water by proposed rules from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which the existing repository, run by TriOptima, is currently unable to satisfy.

The proposals have forced the rates steering committee at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association - which managed the original selection process - to declare the repository unfit

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