Volume 3, No. 5

Divining Derivatives Disclosures II: No Numbers Behind The Noise:  In a previous report, the derivatives disclosures of numerous financial institutions were examined in order to estimate the risks assumed by them. On balance, there was plenty of room for improvement, but enough information existed to allow formation of at least rudimentary judgements. This time, the derivatives disclosures of some nonfinancial users are examined. The financial institutions clearly have made better information available for users to assess derivatives activities.

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