ESRB publishes guide to OTC derivatives database

Draghi repeats pledge to extend central clearing regulation to all forms of derivatives

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi

The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) published a guide to its extensive database on over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives today (September 22).

In Shedding light on dark markets: first insights from the new EU-wide OTC derivatives dataset, Jorge Abad et al present what they call a "first step" towards analysing what was "once one of the most opaque financial markets in the world".

Since 2014, they note, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) has obliged over-the-counter (OTC)

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