Derivatives Market Landscape

Significant Increase in Overall Size of Derivatives Industry

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) publishes information regarding the total outstanding value of over-the-counter (OTC) and exchange-traded derivatives positions on a semiannual basis. BIS’s May 2014 release, covering data through December 2013, suggests that the overall size of the derivatives industry, including OTC and exchange traded products, increased substantially during the 2nd half of 2013 to a new all-time high watermark. The notional value of CME Group open interest likewise experienced significant gains during calendar year 2013.

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