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CQ&D Cover Story: For Better Or For Worse

Why The Clearinghouse Solution Could Have Its Own Difficulties

Traders Magazine, March 2012

Gregory Bresiger

Sometimes the solution to a problem-such as the current dangers inherent in the over-the-counter derivative trade-is as bad as, or worse than, the problem. The use of the clearinghouse, or central clearing counterparty (CCP) has been anointed by lawmakers as the way to prevent a repeat of the disasters that sprung from OTC derivatives trading in 2008.

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