Dealers face fragmentation costs in OTC clearing’s Big Bang

With central counterparties springing up all over the globe, dealers are becoming increasingly resigned to the break-up of netting sets – particularly if regulators favour their local clearers. Interoperability is a potential solution, but not a simple one. Duncan Wood reports

Michael Davie

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