Australian banks fear loss of rates trading name give-up

A push towards anonymous trading via platforms could undermine counterparty risk management

The banks say electronic trading could put an end to visibility

A regulatory push towards electronic trading in Australia's rates market could face resistance from the country's four major banks, which fear it would reduce visibility on trade counterparties.

Electronic rates trading is seen as crucial for the successful reform of the country's malfunctioning swap benchmark. But concerns have been raised that it could put an end to name give-up – the practice of revealing which counterparties are on either side of the trade after completion.


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