Regulatory revamp shines light on link between pricing, clearing

07/24/2009 | Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Regulators are striving to boost transparency in the credit-derivatives market by moving them onto exchanges and clearing trades through central clearinghouses. Pricing of credit default swaps and other derivatives is crucial. "In the past 12 months, risk managers have really started focusing on the accuracy of end-of-day pricing data," said Laurent Paulhac, CEO of Credit Markets Analysis. "It is a bit surprising that it took people so long to start challenging the accuracy of pricing data received for risk management or valuation purposes, but the fact that people are looking at this now is good news."

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