An international group of banking regulators wants major banks, securities dealers, and insurers to report the size and composition of their derivatives activities.

The top 100 derivatives dealers worldwide, which are involved in 90% of all derivative deals, would record the notional and replacement cost of all their contracts, according to the proposal released Thursday by the Bank for International Settlements. They also would specify whether the counterparty was an end-user or another dealer, and whether the derivative was a swap, option, or other instrument.

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