coun·​ter·​par·​ty ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpär-tē How to pronounce counterparty (audio)
: a party to a financial transaction

Examples of counterparty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His Citadel Securities has become a key part of the plumbing underlying the US stock market through its ability to execute $463 billion in trades a day — sometimes buying or selling shares themselves — acting as a counterparty and offering liquidity at the same time. Lulu Yilun Chen, Fortune, 29 Aug. 2023 Of that, usually six months are spent in a preparation phase, Gough says, when the negotiating team is not only doing research on its counterparty but also coming to grips with what its own objectives for the negotiation are. Byeamon Barrett, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2023 Treasurers are also hunting for better returns on assets while balancing counterparty risks and liquidity requirements. Tasnim Ghiawadwala, Fortune, 15 Aug. 2023 Investments in physical gold don’t carry any counterparty risk. J.b. Maverick | Iron Monk Solutions, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 Jan. 2023 Joseph Baratta, global head of private equity at Blackstone, said its ability to get the deal done illustrates the firm’s competitive advantage as a trusted counterparty for an array of lenders. Laura Cooper, WSJ, 31 Oct. 2022 Hearing it’s party due to counterparty hedging and weakness in bonds but the move is really violent. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 24 Mar. 2023 Aside from this inconsistent tax classification, enforcing these reporting rules in the crypto world may not be practical in many situations, especially when the counterparty uses a pseudonym. Shehan Chandrasekera, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 That’s equivalent to the per counterparty limit for participants. Craig Torres, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterparty was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“Counterparty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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