BIS announces a fall in banks’ derivatives positions

The Bank of International Settlements’ (BIS) provisional international banking statistics released last week showed banks’ total derivatives positions valued at $2.13 trillion at the end of June 2006, down from $2.35 trillion at the end of September.

Kenneth Broux, an economist at Lloyds TSB Financial Markets, said this was a substantial drop and could reflect the market peaking and risk aversion increasing, as many institutional and sovereign players became more leveraged and aware of the risk

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