2018 SEF Statistics – LatAm and Asia

Following my recent article, 2018 SEF Market Share Statistics, I wanted to look into the currencies that I did not have time for in that post; specifically Latin American and Asian. Interest Rate Swaps – LatAm Lets start with the gross notional traded in LatAm currencies in 2018 on all SEFs. MXN by far the […]

2018 SEF Market Share Statistics

In this article I look at 2018 Swap Execution Facility (SEF) market share for Credit, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivative asset classes, in a similar format to my¬†2017 SEF Market Share Statistics. A brief summary is that 2018 was a banner year for SEFs, with volumes up in all asset classes and most products […]

ESTER Term Rates

We look at the consultation for forward-looking term rates in ESTER. The number of cleared EONIA swaps is surprisingly low, suggesting a transaction-based methodology will be ruled out. A quote-based system is most likely, but this could replicate existing problems we have with EURIBOR. We note that CCP basis also makes the collation of quotes […]

Cross Currency Swaps and RFRs

The conversation on the use of RFRs (Risk Free Rates) has been developing over the past few months and in this article I will focus on cross currency swaps. The current development of markets in RFRs In most cases the focus has been on single currency swaps where the development of markets based on RFRs […]

Clarus Blogs in 2018: What has been popular?

For my first blog of 2019, I wanted to reflect on the topics that were popular on the Clarus blog in 2018. Top New Blogs in 2018 Starting with a ranking of the most popular new blogs that we published in 2018. Settle to Market – What you need to know about STM MiFID II […]