Setting the Standard: Derivatives Industry Looks to Machine-Readable Technology

As regulators and industry bodies ramp up efforts to deploy machine-readable models for derivatives reporting, adoption of industry-wide standards has more than a few challenges to overcome.

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Investment firms have been banging heads over standardization problems for decades. Yet the recent efforts to establish a common model for derivatives trading is bringing to light the sheer scale of implementing industry-wide standards across all reported instruments in the future. 

“To do this industry-wide, it would cost billions of dollars to implement and I don’t think I can see it happening,” says Matt Hampson, deputy chief digital officer at Nomura. 

Nevertheless, the industry is

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