Derivatives Summit: Improve processing now, OECD market chief says

Derivatives are often cited as the cause of many of the recent problems in the credit markets. In recent years, derivative instruments have become increasingly complex and opaque and, as a result, have increased systemic risk within the market, Blommestein argued.

However, he believes these products also provide the hedging tools that are vital for the reallocation of risk, a concept Blommestein refers to as a “risk paradox”. This paradox poses a challenge for regulators when assessing levels of

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