Dealers still dominate activity in complex FX instruments- BIS

Interdealer activity accounts for 58% of notional amount outstanding


Dealers continue to be the most dominant players in longer-term and complex instruments such as currency swaps, despite a sharp rise in activity from non-dealing institutions in simple, short-term contracts, according to a study of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Interdealer activity in foreign exchange derivatives markets accounted for 58% of notional amounts for contracts with an outstanding maturity of more than five years, compared

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