Op risk fears as OTC clearing gathers steam


Despite the industry's best efforts, it will be impossible to avoid operational problems as the over-the-counter derivatives market transitions to central clearing, banks warned yesterday at an industry event in New York.

"I have said this to regulators – I appreciate the buy side are saying it – there are going to be glitches, and no matter what people try, that will happen. It's important to note," said Ray Kahn, global head of OTC derivatives clearing at Barclays.

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