Achieving consensus

There has been an initiative to adopt a standardised list of reference entities for credit derivatives trading, but attempts to standardise counterparty reference data have been much slower getting off the ground. However, regulatory changes could force banks to rethink their approach. By Clive Davidson


Keeping consistent, accurate and up-to-date data on their derivatives counterparties has proven remarkably difficult for financial institutions. Until recently, banks have tackled this problem in their own way, creating internal databases of business entity information that they refer to in trading, settlement and other contexts. However, a number of factors are converging to force institutions to review their approach. Changing regulations, tighter controls on costs and an increased perception

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

Chartis RiskTech100® 2024

The latest iteration of the Chartis RiskTech100®, a comprehensive independent study of the world’s major players in risk and compliance technology, is acknowledged as the go-to for clear, accurate analysis of the risk technology marketplace. With its…

T+1: complacency before the storm?

This paper, created by WatersTechnology in association with Gresham Technologies, outlines what the move to T+1 (next-day settlement) of broker/dealer-executed trades in the US and Canadian markets means for buy-side and sell-side firms

Most read articles loading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here