LCR drives expanding Asian liquidity swap market

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The increasing need by banks for liquid assets to meet the requirements of Basel III is driving a burgeoning liquidity swap market in Asia, according to two insurers from the region.

The liquidity coverage ratio (LCR) is due to be implemented in 2015 according to the timetable outlined by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and will require banks to hold an increasing amount of liquid assets.

According to insurers speaking at the Asia Risk Congress 2012 in Hong Kong on November 1, the ne

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