DTCC Promotes Market Transparency With New CDS Tables -continued

February 29, 2012--DTCC's Across the Pond information series, which provides regular updates on the latest financial reform developments in the U.S. and Europe, has expanded its content to include publication of weekly tables listing credit default swaps (CDS) contracts on the top 15 sovereign and corporate reference entities and top 15 percentage movers.
The addition of the CDS tables in Across the Pond builds on DTCC’s ongoing efforts to promote greater transparency in over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.

Excerpted from public data in DTCC’s Trade Information Warehouse (TIW), the tables are based on net notional values and provide a high-level overview of CDS exposure. The tables are a reliable resource for global market participants, regulators, government officials and journalists who track movements in the OTC derivatives markets.

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Global ETP News
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September 19, 2017--Summary:
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