Mandatory CCP a worry in Japan

Japan expects to meet the G-20’s timetable to implement mandatory clearing for over-the-counter derivatives before the end of 2012. But there are concerns that the benefits of credit derivatives netting may be lost. By Tomoko Morita


In September 2009 at the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, it was decided that all standardised over-the-counter derivatives contracts should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms, where appropriate, and cleared through central counterparties (CCPs) by end-2012 at the latest. Contracts should also be reported to trade repositories.

In response to this commitment, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) published the Draft Blueprint for the Development of Institutional Frameworks

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