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August 25, 2011

Regulators Look To Scrutinize Swaps Data

A group of regulators said Wednesday it wants to beef up surveillance of the $600 trillion swaps market via improved record-keeping and the reporting of additional information to data warehouses.

The Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems and a working group of the International Organization of Securities Commissions released their proposals in response to Financial Stability Board recommendations last October.

The FSB urged supervisors to consult with relevant market authorities to ensure a minimum level of transaction-level data is regularly made available to regulators and is aggregated for regulatory–and ultimately public–dissemination, while meeting confidentiality requirements. (subscription)

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