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Proposals to relax MTM accounting split market

The Institute of International Finance (IIF) has called for a dialogue to consider clarification on pricing inputs in illiquid markets. It says that in particular circumstances there is merit in considering other refinements in valuation methodologies and greater flexibility regarding the transfer of assets between accounting categories.

While a number of market participants have expressed concern over current mark-to-market rules, others say that making them more flexible could either harm the market further or leave the system open to abuse.

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