CDS ‘Big Bang’ goes live but cuspy credits cause confusion

The April 7 deadline for signing up to the Big Bang protocol for the credit default swaps market ended with a sudden rush of applicants — and accusations, rejected by the industry, that it offers little real change.

  • 09 Apr 2009

Although at the Tuesday close 2,086 institutions had agreed to abide to the terms of the protocol, there was still disagreement whether Big Bang was window dressing to appease regulators or substantive change marking a more organised, purposeful future for the industry.

Bob Pickel, chief executive of the International ...

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