SOFR SpreadOvers are now starting to trade

On June 8, the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee’s (MRAC) Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee voted to recommend market best practice for switching interdealer trading conventions from Libor to SOFR (see release 8394-21). Referred to as SOFR First, it is modelled on the UK’s SONIA First and is a prioritization of interdealer trading in SOFR […]

10.7% of New Risk Traded versus an RFR

The latest ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator has been published for May 2021. It saw an increase to 10.7%, a small increase from last month. When will the big leaps happen? Showing; The RFR Adoption Indicator was at 10.7%. This was higher than last month and very similar to all of the 2021 readings (March aside). USD SOFR decreased to […]

USD & EUR Swap Volumes – May 2021

USD IRS , OIS and SOFR volumes EUR IRS, OIS and €STR volumes May compared to prior months and 1Q 2021 CCP market share for currency and product CCPView provides transparency on Swap volumes USD IRS From CCPView, USD IRS only, so excluding OIS, Basis, ZC, VNS and FRAs. May with $6.8 trillion, similar to April and down from the high […]

JPY TIBOR And RFRs: Is There A New Path?

A large proportion of JPY swaps activity at JSCC has moved to JPY TIBOR. JPY LIBOR swaps have shrunk from 89% to just 66% of the market. At the same time, overall JPY IRS volumes have drastically shrunk. We look at the data behind cleared JPY IRS markets. A Bloomberg article last week flagged to […]

CE3 Currencies and Derivatives Clearing

Did you know that volumes in CZK interest rate derivatives have increased ten-fold in the past five years? CZK is now the largest Rates market amongst CE3 currencies. In the same time-period, HUF cleared markets have actually shrunk. PLN markets have grown by about 50%. Did the expiry of the Exchange Rate Commitment in CZK […]