Visions of a Simpler Global Derivatives Market
June 29, 2017

Corporations’ struggle over the past half decade to keep pace with changes to the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market has nursed a growing desire for simplicity amongst participants in the market. These changes—largely the result of a global patchwork of derivatives rules, but also due in part to changes in accounting and valuation methods—have spurred a vexing new reality: Financial risk management has never been more complex. As market participants prevail upon policymakers for much-needed regulatory simplification, we’re seeing the birth of a new era in which simplification in the derivatives market will be driven principally by private-sector efforts.

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