Commodity derivatives regulation gathers pace outside EU and US

Energy Risk

Over-the-counter commodity derivatives represent a tiny part of a big jigsaw puzzle. By the end of 2012, the size of the OTC commodity derivatives market stood at $2.6 trillion in notional value, according to the Basel-based Bank for International Settlements, while the wider OTC derivatives market represented a staggering $633 trillion. Despite this, the 2008 financial crisis has generated a major shift in the regulation of OTC derivatives globally – and OTC commodity derivatives are not immune

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