Letter on cross-border OTC derivatives regulation

Written by EC Commissioner Michael Barnier and eight G-20 finance ministers wrote to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew

Published July 17, 2013

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We, the undersigned, are writing to express our concern at the lack of progress in developing workable cross-border rules as part of reforms of the OTC derivatives market.

We are already starting to see evidence of fragmentation in this vitally important financial market, as a result of lack of regulatory coordination. We are concerned that, without clear direction from global policymakers and regulators, derivatives markets will recede into localised and less efficient structures, impairing the ability of business across the globe to manage risk. This will in turn dampen liquidity, investment and growth.

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