CCIL: The benefits of fragmentation

Big dealers and CCPs don't want to see liquidity in the derivatives world fragmented across multiple local clearing houses. One of them - India's CCIL - argues the alternative is worse.

Siddhartha Roy

When the Group of 20 (G-20) nations committed themselves to over-the-counter derivatives clearing in September 2009, the most obvious beneficiaries were the market’s established, international players. But a crop of local OTC clearing houses is also springing up in markets such as Japan, Poland, Singapore and Sweden – to the dismay of some market participants, who fear the effects of fragmentation (Risk April 2011, pages 38–41, They may just have to get used to it.


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