The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has released a report that attempts to standardize products that exist in the world of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. This venture into taxonomies will help compliance efforts by improving the reporting under new regulations.

This interesting news was found on FinCad in their article, “ISDA releases draft derivative taxonomies.” This system of classification is in response to a request for more information in the market for these risk management tools. The taxonomies will probably evolve over time as new products are created and additional feedback is received.

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Melody K. Smith

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