Capital charges for derivatives trades must be low

Author: | Published: 1 Nov 2009
Derivatives rules are beginning to feel oppressive

The EC’s communication on derivatives markets has stopped short of shifting all transactions onto regulated exchanges, but still contains oppressive measures. Industry bodies will be lobbying hard to keep the proposed capital charges as low as possible before legislation is finalised next year.

In the paper, Ensuring efficient, safe and sound derivatives markets: future...