Ameribor is an index of overnight unsecured lending taking place across the CBOE platform AFX. It is mainly concerned with the interbank market between smaller, regional US banks. We take a look at the rate versus Fed Funds and some possible uses. Introducing Ameribor I will try to do Ameribor justice in this post. But […]
In my recent post on the same topic, I outlined how deliverable currency FX NDFs are being used to reduce SIMM FX delta, as opposed to a product traded in the usual sense. In today’s article I show the data that underpins my view and consider if NDF delta compression will be a permanent feature […]
Clearing Houses 4Q 2018 CPMI-IOSCO Quantitative Disclosures are now available, so lets look at what the data shows, similar to my CCP Disclosures 3Q 2018 article. Summary: IM for CDS Clearing shows the highest growth, up 27% YoY IM for IRS and ETD both with decent growth, 9% and 13% YoY Most clearing services with higher IM, a […]
Back in August 2017 I wrote that “MIFID II Transparency will leave us in the dark“. I didn’t realise at the time how right I would be. As I write this blog as of April 2019, I still feel like transparency is sadly lacking. Could things change in the future? Transitional Transparency Regular readers of […]
I wrote about Scandie swaps in October 2018. In that blog I noted that OIS doesn’t really trade. This hasn’t changed in the interim period – SDRView shows just the occasional DKK OIS trade reported. We did, however, see some SEK OIS cleared at Nasdaq OMX in April via CCPView: Generally, it remains true to […]
Since Uncleared Margin Rules started to bite in September 2016, traditional NDFs have shifted markedly to clearing in response to UMR (see NDF Volume Data). Deliverable currency NDFs have also experienced dramatic increases but with much smaller clearing percentages. Why the low clearing percentages? Answer: there’s a whole different purpose to these trades. I explain […]
My monthly Swaps Review in Risk Magazine looks at: Cleared Volumes and Market Share in Q1 2019, for: IR Swaps – USD, EUR & JPY Credit Default Swaps – USD & EUR FX Non=Deliverable Forwards Compared to both Q4 2018 and Q1 2018. Please click here for free access to the full article on Risk.net.
FX Options clearing volumes data show a marked jump in Q1 2019 – quadrupling cleared notional outstanding from the end of 2018, unlike IR Swaptions and CDX Swaptions, which show little traction. In this article I will look into the detail of this jump in FX Option volumes. Options Clearing Overview To recap my prior […]
Swap Spreads, aka Spreadovers, have recently turned negative again in the US. They rebounded back into positive territory fairly quickly. This is against a background of all-time record volumes in USD swaps reported to US SDRs. Should Swap Spreads be at zero versus SOFR after LIBOR disappears? Negative Again In case you missed it, Swap […]
In his recent blog Chris looked at Libor Fallbacks and the GBP Spread, so I thought it would be interesting to look at the spread for AUD. As we know, the first amendments to the ISDA 2006 Definitions are expected in 3rd quarter of 2019 and include fallback changes for GBP, CHF, JPY and AUD. So it is timely to look at the potential spread implications for AUD BBSW, to add to the work done on the GBP Libor.