Taking time to settle

Regulators have looked to eliminate any gaping holes in risk management since the onset of the financial crisis. But with the focus firmly on counterparty credit risk, has settlement risk fallen off the radar? By Alexander Campbell


Counterparty credit risk, clearing and systemic risk have become major talking points on Capitol Hill and in Brussels since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Following the broker-dealer's filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 15 and the accompanying meltdown in financial markets, regulators and politicians have debated how best to strengthen the financial system. A little more than a year later, legislation is being pushed through in the US and Europe that

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