Cross Currency Swap Volumes

EUR/USD, GBP/USD and JPY/USD are the big three in Cross Currency Basis swaps. The maturity profiles of the three markets are very different to each other. We can confidently state that JPY/USD is a short-end market, EUR/USD a medium term one and GBP/USD long-end. ICAP are dominant in the SEF market, with BGC increasing market […]

Sep 2017 Swaps Review in 16 Charts

Continuing with our Swaps review series, let’s look at volumes in September 2017. Summary: SDR USD IRS volumes similar to prior months USD IRS SEF Compression and Rolls with much higher volumes USD OIS volume subdued and down to similar gross notional to IRS Our new Daily Briefing for USD Swaps is now available EUR IRS and OIS volume up from […]

Bitcoin Meets OTC Derivatives

I attended the FIA event last week in Chicago.  Much of the same stuff.  Bank capital, swaps regulation, clearing, MIFID.  And the obligatory panel on bitcoin. Over the past couple years, Bitcoin panels in our industry have tended to start out with the moderator making clear “we’re not going to talk about bitcoin the currency, […]

SA-CCR Calculator

SA-CCR for Excel calculates the Standardised Approach for Credit Risk Use it to reconcile your calculations Or assess the impact of moving to SA-CCR And perform pre-trade what-if analysis Free 14-day trials are available for all financial firms. Background In March 2014, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published bcbs279, the Standardised Approach for measuring Counterparty […]

Swaps Data Review: Basis Swaps Galore

My Monthly Swaps Data Review for Risk Magazine was published last week. This looks at some of the less well traded IRD products: In USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AUD, CAD Basis Swaps USD FedFunds and Libor 1m v3m Cross Currency Inflation Swaps Caps and Floors Exotics Please click here for free access to the full […]



Summary Of Treasury’s Capital Markets Report to Trump

Shortly after Trump became president, true to his campaign promises to “roll back regulation”, he issued an executive order for a review of the American Financial system, with some core principles around making regulation smarter and fostering growth, among others. The US Treasury is responding to this order by providing 4 reports covering Banking, Capital […]