Volume of exchange-traded derivatives climbed in Q1, group says

05/8/2013 | Bloomberg

The World Federation of Exchanges says derivatives traded on exchanges increased in the first quarter compared with Q1 of 2012. Volume declined last year compared with 2011. "Uncertainty continues, which means there's a greater need for hedging," said Romain Devai of the WFE. "Also we have begun to see a return in volumes on the underlying cash markets, which usually aids derivatives volumes."

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