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Concentration of OTC Derivatives among Major Dealers

Concentration of OTC Derivatives among Major Dealers

Because of the wide coverage of the ISDA Market Survey, it is possible to use the results to measure the extent of concentration of OTC derivatives activity among the largest dealers. The United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently reported, for example, that the notional amount of derivatives outstanding at the five largest U.S.-based dealers1 was $281.3 trillion as of June 30, 2010, which is about 95 percent of the $294.8 trillion notional amount reported by all U.S. bank holding companies.[...]