Cleared Swap Volumes and Share – 3Q 2021

USD IRS volumes elevated due to FRA to SPS change SOFR Swaps at record highs EUR IRS volumes flat, Eurex share also flat €STR Swaps a record month JPY IRS volumes down, OIS record, JSCC increasing share over LCH AUD Swaps up QoQ, down YoY, LCH higher share iTraxx Europe, volumes up, ICE Clear Credit […]

What’s New in CCP Disclosures – 2Q21

Clearing Houses have published their latest CPMI-IOSCO Quantitative Disclosures: Initial margin for IRS steady in the range $250-270 billion range for 5 quarters Initial margin for CDS at $58 billion drifting down 3% QoQ and 12% YoY Initial margin for selected ETD at $440 billion up 5% YoY Initial margin increases at OCC, ICE Europe F&O, Eurex OTC IRS, LCH CDSClear, ASX CLF Explanatory Notes are […]

SOFR Now 78% of Interdealer Market

The latest ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator shows that RFR trading is really picking up across the board. I know we’ve all been waiting a while for this to happen, but finally the industry seems to be accelerating efforts to transition away from IBORs. September 2021 Overall, we hit a new all time high of 20.3%. […]

There Are Now Over 1,000 Clarus Blog Posts!

The Clarus blog has recently published its 1,000th blog. We run through our early blog posts and highlight some of our most popular posts. The blog had over 500,000 page views in 2020. We are looking forward to the next 500,000. I realised a little too late last week that we have just gone over […]

Mechanics and Definitions of RFR Cross Currency Swaps

Cross Currency Swaps exchange a funding position in one currency for a funding position in another currency. Markets have transitioned to trading RFR vs RFR since September 21st 2021 in three major currency pairs. The interbank market continues to trade a resettable floating-floating swap, incorporating a USD cash payment to reset the mark-to-market close to […]