Industry faces Basel capital hikes for OTC derivatives

clearing capital to increase

Derivatives dealers and supervisors are anxious to read an official communication from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, due late next week, which is expected to include proposals on increased capital charges both for centrally and bilaterally cleared over-the-counter derivatives.

The Committee met in Basel on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to review a host of changes to the Basel II framework and made considerable progress on measures to limit counterparty credit risk, which would

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