TriOptima sees rates business boom but CDS tearups fall

TriOptima, a Stockholm-based portfolio compression service, has torn up a record number of interest rate swaps between January and August 2010.

Recently released figures show that the total notional values terminated through compressions in the rates market reached $40.9 trillion so far in 2010, compared with $26.7 trillion for the whole of 2009.

However, notional values of credit default swap (CDS) compressions have decreased from $14.5 trillion in 2009 to $6.1 trillion in 2010 so far.

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