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Initiatives underway to improve CDS transparency

As the industry waits to see which central counterparty platforms survive regulatory scrutiny, other initiatives are underway to bolster credit derivatives. Traders report that the move is designed to improve transparency, liquidity and standardisation across the market.

Brendan Dillon, CDS trader at Aberdeen Asset Management, confirms that there is talk in the market of fixing coupons for the most active single name CDS and effectively trading everything in points up front.

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