Triennial Survey of Foreign Exchange and OTC Derivatives Market Activity

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The triennial survey on the volume of transactions undertaken by resident banks in the foreign exchange and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets gathers information on the size, structure and activity of those markets in order to increase market transparency and to better monitor patterns of activity in the global financial system.

The survey, internationally coordinated by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, is carried out simultaneously by the individual central banks and monetary authorities. It gathers data on an unconsolidated basis on the volume of transactions (turnover) in the foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets made by the banking intermediaries that are most active in these markets.

Triennial Survey of Foreign Exchange and OTC Derivatives Market Activity 2016

The survey, which will be conducted in April 2016, polls individual intermediaries for the purpose of reporting the turnover in the foreign exchange and OTC derivatives markets on a sales desk location basis.

The documents and reporting instructions for the triennial survey conducted by the Bank of Italy under the aegis of the BIS are available.

For operational issues or to request additional information, please send an email to indagine_bri2016@bancaditalia.it or call +39 06 4792 2867 or +39 06 4792 4304.