Industry prepares for OTC regulation debate

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's May 13 announcement designed to establish a framework for regulation of the $33.9 trillion over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market has left industry participants eager for more detail.

While many supported the main idea put forward of encouraging OTC clearing through regulated central counterparties (CCPs), others questioned the logic behind a potential further step of forcing all transactions onto exchanges.

Geithner outlined proposals for amendments to the

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