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Can Broader Access to Direct CCP Clearing Reduce the Concentration of Cleared Derivatives?


Abstract: In November 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, leaders from the Group of Twenty (G20) nations, representing the world’s largest economies, convened in Washington, DC, to develop a new regulatory framework to help foster financial stability. They came out of that Washington summit with several noteworthy ideas.1 One was to strengthen over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets, where defaults had been serious problems during the financial crisis. In particular, G20 leaders agreed to move more of this business onto regulated exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs) as a way to increase transparency and reduce systemic risk

Keywords: Central counterparties; CCP; clearinghouses; derivatives;

https://doi.org/10.21033/ep-2019-3

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Economic Perspectives

Volume: 43

Issue: 3

Pages: 1-27