Battle of the bulge The e-trading offensive

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Over the past several years, the evolution of the credit derivatives market has been nothing short of extraordinary. By year-end 2004, notional volumes outstanding were approaching the $8.5 trillion mark, according to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (Isda). The prospect of capturing a slice of this burgeoning market has prompted the launch of a number of electronic credit derivative trading platforms in recent years.

The large majority of these are broker-run dealer-to-dealer

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