Changing post-trading arrangements for OTC derivatives

BIS Quarterly Review  |  December 2007  | 
10 December 2007

The post-trading infrastructure of OTC derivatives markets has not always kept up with the rapid growth in trading volumes. Recent years have seen some initiatives that seek to introduce multilateral elements that facilitate flows of information between market participants while preserving the decentralised nature of the transactions. While central counterparties lead to the highest degree of mutualisation, other services, such as central information depositories or multilateral terminations, could deliver similar benefits in terms of information management.

JEL classification: G24, G29, G32.