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August 03, 2012

A proposal from the BCBS and IOSCO would impose significant new costs on trades that are not centrally cleared.

The relief felt by treasurers last month when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission finally approved the end user exemption to central clearing of derivatives may have been premature. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissioners recently issued a proposal that would impose significant operational costs on exempt organizations that trade OTC derivatives.
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