It's still kind of crazy that $632 trillion of OTC derivatives (notional value) were still floating around on the books of banks and funds at the end of 2012. But, what's interesting is the notional value of credit default swaps outstanding has been declining since 2010. From 2010 to 2012, the notional value of single name CDSs outstanding declined 21% from $18.1 trillion to $14.3 trillion. This is old data via the Bank for International Settlements' statistics table (snapshot below).
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Amount of Single-Name Credit Default Swaps Outstanding Plunged 21% Since 2010; There Were Still $632 Trillion of OTC Derivatives Outstanding in December 2012 (BIS Table)
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