Best Practices for Variation Margin

No one wants to be called in default by a CCP during stressed markets as a result of operational complexity/failures – much as ICE & Citi stated regarding March 2020: So today I follow up on our Clarus blogs (and podcast!) regarding members requirements at CCPs. For example, you can take a look at the […]

2023 SEF Volumes and Share in SOFR Swaps

Background In May 2023, I published a blog on IDB Market Share in SOFR Swaps, which used data we collect, filter and enhance in pur SDRView product. The blog looked at the type of SOFR Swaps that trade on Inter-Dealer Broker (IDB) SEF venues, also referred to as Dealer-to-Dealer (D2D venues); namely Spreadovers, Curves and […]

Could “enshittification” happen in derivatives markets?

*Disclaimer – this is a tongue-in-cheek consideration of third-order risks in our markets. Hope you enjoy. For those who missed it, the FT introduced us to “enshittification” last week, and the article has no doubt made the rounds of trading floors ever since: Why are we choosing to talk about it on the Clarus […]

EUR Futures Latest – Still a 3 Way Battle

We turn our data lens back to Europe for this blog to look at how the market shares of CME, Eurex and ICE are evolving across EUR futures. Last time out, I noted that Eurex had kick-started their EURIBOR volumes. Let’s look at the data since then. Market Share in EURIBOR Futures CCPView reveals a […]