A recent BIS report highlighted how central banks and other authorities are using all that OTC derivatives data being gathered in trade repositories. Or maybe more to the point, how and why they aren’t using it so much.
Trade repositories are one of the infrastructures set up with mandates in the wake of the global financial crisis. The idea is to collect transaction level, granular data and operationalize it: for examples, identify patterns and anomalies, as well as risk exposures.
Has this been accomplished? The short answer is no, said Kimmo Soramäki, founder and CEO of Financial Network Analytics (FNA), a fintech that provides software and an analytics platform.