Clarus Goes Podcasting – What Do You Think?

Amir and I have taken the bold decision to dip our toes into podcasts. For the foreseeable future, we will be giving you a verbal update on the blogs (and what doesn’t make the blogs) once a week. It gives us a chance to quiz each other (in the nicest possible way) about what we […]

Central Clearing of US Treasuries

I published an article on the ION Markets Blog, please read at Central Clearing of US Treasuries. It highlights a recent DTCC White Paper on Assessing a Potential Expansion of U.S. Treasury Central Clearing, which includes findings from a survey.

ISDA SIMM – What changes in v2.6?

Version 2.6 ISDA has published ISDA SIMM v2.6 with a full re-calibration of risk weights, correlations and thresholds. The calibration period is a 1-year stress period (Sep-08 to Jun-09, the Great Financial Crisis) and the 3-year recent period ending Dec 2022 (or possibly later, but at time of writing I cannot find this specified, so am going […]

RFR Trading Is Now Back on Track – August 2023

The ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator for August 2023 has now been published. Showing; Highlights Can the narrative cloud the facts? I feel like that is the case with RFR Trading. Look at headline adoption of RFRs in 2023: Plus; This is against a backdrop on the Clarus blog, whereby we have noted: The August 2023 ISDA-Clarus […]

What’s New in CCP Disclosures – 2Q23?

Clearing Houses have published their latest CPMI-IOSCO Quantitative Disclosures: Background Under the CPMI-IOSCO Public Quantitative Disclosures, CCPs publish over two hundred quantitative data fields covering margin, default resources, credit risk, collateral, liquidity risk, back-testing and more. CCPView has over 7 years of these quarterly disclosures for 44 Clearing Houses, each with multiple Clearing Services, covering the period from 30 Sep […]

JPY TONA Futures: A Rising Star in the RFR Market

*I hope our readers don’t mind, but I chose to accept a little help from Bard this week. With so much web traffic generated via Google searches, I thought it a worthwhile experiment. TIBOR Cessation No two markets are the same, and we see this in the adoption of RFR trading. Whilst JPY LIBOR is […]