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Karen Brettell, Derivatives Reporter with Reuters, on Derivatives Leaders Forum 2010 DVD

Karen Brettell, Derivatives Reporter with Reuters, is featured on Golden Networking's Derivatives Leaders Forum 2010 DVD, "Strategies for Increasing Profits under an Evolving Regulatory Framework" (, sponsored by, and moderates a panel of experts on "Exploring Latest Developments in the Market for Credit Default Swaps"; this panel features Jeff Schachter, Managing Director, Helios Advisors, Michael Durbin, Author, "All About Derivatives", and Jonathan Kanterman, Managing Director, Stillwater Capital Partners.

Ms. Brettell has covered the credit default swap and corporate bond market at Reuters for four years, and previously covered the over-the-counter derivatives markets for Bloomberg News. She is a native of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in industrial relations from the University of New South Wales.

The market for credit default swaps (CDS) has grown exponentially within the last decade. According to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s historical survey of the size of the CDS market, the marketplace grew from a notional value of around $630 billion in the second half of 2001 to $36 trillion by the end of last year, equivalent to roughly two and a half times the amount of goods and services sold in the American economy annually. Will proposed regulations on derivatives dealers, trading and central clearing reduce risk in the credit default swap market? Should credit default swap trading be restricted when the protection buyer does not have an underlying interest? Will CDS-protected creditors of bankrupt companies be required to disclose their positions? Which steps are necessary to achieve renewed and prudent growth of these products?

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