Chris Barnes


Chris Barnes

Chris has over 12 years experience trading OTC Derivatives markets. He cut his teeth trading Cross Currency Swaps at HSBC in London between 2002 and 2010, before helping to launch Rates Trading at State Street in London (2010-2012). Having relocated to Switzerland, he was most recently Director of Product Development at Gottex.

Chris holds an MA from the University of Cambridge in Natural Sciences, where his dissertation on artificial intelligence was published in 2001.


Posts by chris:

  1. 20 Mar 2019, LIBOR Fallbacks – What will the GBP spread be?
  2. 13 Mar 2019, KCCP – Clearing is Getting Cheaper
  3. 04 Mar 2019, Is the Leverage Ratio impacting Swaps Trading?
  4. 27 Feb 2019, Compression Auctions for RFRs
  5. 20 Feb 2019, USD Swaps Market vs Futures Market Size
  6. 12 Feb 2019, What Traded On-SEF in 2018?
  7. 06 Feb 2019, What Traded Off-SEF in 2018?
  8. 24 Jan 2019, JPY Swaps – A Market Overview
  9. 16 Jan 2019, Mechanics and Definitions of Carry in Swap Markets
  10. 09 Jan 2019, ESTER Term Rates
  11. 19 Dec 2018, RFRs – CHF SARON Activity
  12. 12 Dec 2018, What is Left Uncleared in 2018?
  13. 04 Dec 2018, LIBOR Basis Swaps
  14. 27 Nov 2018, RFRs – ISDA announce LIBOR fallback methodology
  15. 20 Nov 2018, RFRs – OIS trades are getting longer!
  16. 07 Nov 2018, SA-CCR for US Banks
  17. 31 Oct 2018, SOFR Swaps – Block Trades and Fannie Mae Issuance
  18. 23 Oct 2018, CLARUS01 Risk Free Rates
  19. 17 Oct 2018, Scandie Swaps
  20. 02 Oct 2018, Cross Currency Basis and Turn of the Year
  21. 18 Sep 2018, ESTER – What You Need To Know
  22. 04 Sep 2018, Mechanics of FRA Risks
  23. 29 Aug 2018, SONIA Term Rates
  24. 22 Aug 2018, LIBOR OIS August 2018 Update
  25. 14 Aug 2018, USD Spreadovers and SEF Market Share
  26. 01 Aug 2018, How much of the swaps market is traded as an OIS?
  27. 25 Jul 2018, LIBOR Fallbacks
  28. 17 Jul 2018, SOFR Swaps Are Trading!
  29. 09 Jul 2018, How Much Data Do We Have?
  30. 05 Jul 2018, FRTB – Basic Approach for CVA
  31. 26 Jun 2018, Benchmark Reform – An EONIA replacement is coming very soon!
  32. 19 Jun 2018, FRTB in Excel
  33. 13 Jun 2018, Settle To Market – What You Need To Know about STM
  34. 05 Jun 2018, FICC Markets Standards
  35. 29 May 2018, MIFID II Data – It’s Finally Good News!
  36. 29 May 2018, Current Exposure Methodology – What You Need To Know
  37. 22 May 2018, NDF Volume Data
  38. 16 May 2018, SOFR – What you need to know
  39. 09 May 2018, Swaps Regulations Are Changing – Part Two, Capital and CCPs
  40. 02 May 2018, Swaps Regulations Are Changing – Part One, SEFs
  41. 25 Apr 2018, OIS Volumes – What is the Trend?
  42. 18 Apr 2018, USD Libor is changing!
  43. 09 Apr 2018, Cross Currency Swaps and Libor-OIS
  44. 04 Apr 2018, LIBOR OIS – March 2018 Update
  45. 27 Mar 2018, MIFID II Data – APA Market Share
  46. 21 Mar 2018, SONIA Market March 2018
  47. 20 Mar 2018, Libor OIS – What is Going On?
  48. 14 Mar 2018, NDF Clearing February 2018
  49. 06 Mar 2018, MIFID II Data – Bond Trading
  50. 27 Feb 2018, All time record volumes in Cross Currency Swaps
  51. 14 Feb 2018, Clarus Daily Briefing
  52. 06 Feb 2018, Tradeweb and Bloomberg MTF Market Share
  53. 31 Jan 2018, Tradeweb APA Data and the Trading Obligation
  54. 24 Jan 2018, Tradeweb MIFID Data – Interest Rate Swaps
  55. 17 Jan 2018, MIFID II Data – Bonds on Bloomberg
  56. 15 Jan 2018, MIFID II Data – $4trn in Compression
  57. 10 Jan 2018, Bloomberg MTF Data – Week One
  58. 04 Jan 2018, MIFID II Data Day Two
  59. 03 Jan 2018, MIFID II Live Blog – The Data
  60. 19 Dec 2017, FSB Survey on Derivatives
  61. 12 Dec 2017, G10 FX NDF Clearing
  62. 05 Dec 2017, LIBOR Reform – Latest Developments
  63. 28 Nov 2017, What is going on in Uncleared Derivative Markets?
  64. 21 Nov 2017, We found the CHF SARON Swaps!
  65. 15 Nov 2017, FX Clearing – the $750bn market that keeps growing
  66. 08 Nov 2017, CHF SARON – What is Going On?
  67. 08 Nov 2017, Bank Ring Fencing – What You Need to Know
  68. 31 Oct 2017, Initial Margin, Compression Volumes and why the time to Optimise is now
  69. 30 Oct 2017, Cross Currency Swap Volumes
  70. 10 Oct 2017, MIFID II – ESMA Finalises the Trading Obligation
  71. 03 Oct 2017, AUD Swap Markets in August 2017
  72. 26 Sep 2017, Libor Reform – What You Need to Know
  73. 20 Sep 2017, Introducing Our Daily Briefing, Direct to your inbox
  74. 12 Sep 2017, ISDA SIMM 2.0 – What You Need to Know
  75. 05 Sep 2017, VM Big Bang – Impact on FX Markets
  76. 30 Aug 2017, MIFID II Transparency will leave us in the dark
  77. 22 Aug 2017, Curve Trading in USD Swaps
  78. 16 Aug 2017, MAC Swap Trading
  79. 16 Aug 2017, Our Response to the ESMA Trading Obligation Consultation
  80. 09 Aug 2017, Array Formulas in Excel
  81. 01 Aug 2017, CCP Disclosures: How much does it cost to run a trading business?
  82. 25 Jul 2017, MIFID II: What Should Transparency Look Like?
  83. 18 Jul 2017, ISDA SIMM For Excel
  84. 12 Jul 2017, MIFID II Transitional Transparency
  85. 05 Jul 2017, GBP Swaps for Dummies
  86. 28 Jun 2017, MIFID II: ESMA Trading Obligation
  87. 20 Jun 2017, NDF Clearing Update
  88. 07 Jun 2017, Clearing Mandates 2017
  89. 31 May 2017, BREXIT: Moving Euro clearing conflicts with G20 Market Reforms
  90. 24 May 2017, CAD Swaps – What Does the Data Show?
  91. 16 May 2017, SONIA Reform – What is Going On?
  92. 09 May 2017, Euribor Reform – What Is Going On?
  93. 03 May 2017, How Big Is The Asset Swap Market?
  94. 18 Apr 2017, Mechanics of Cross Currency Swaps
  95. 05 Apr 2017, ISDA SIMM™ in Excel – Cross Currency Swaps
  96. 29 Mar 2017, The Unintended Consequences of Uncleared Margin Rules
  97. 22 Mar 2017, Fed Rate Hikes Are Reducing The Average Life Of USD Swaps
  98. 13 Mar 2017, SA-CCR – Explaining the Calculations
  99. 07 Mar 2017, NDF Trading After 1st March
  100. 01 Mar 2017, ISDA SIMM™ in Excel – Equity Options
  101. 22 Feb 2017, ISDA SIMM™ in Excel – Equity Derivatives
  102. 14 Feb 2017, FRTB Curvature Risk Charge
  103. 07 Feb 2017, FRTB Vega Risk Charge
  104. 31 Jan 2017, ISDA SIMM™: Concentration Thresholds
  105. 25 Jan 2017, The Average Maturity of Swaps Is Increasing
  106. 18 Jan 2017, VM Big Bang – Analysing CSA Amendments
  107. 11 Jan 2017, What percentage of client trades are cleared?
  108. 03 Jan 2017, Spreadovers
  109. 21 Dec 2016, NDF Volumes – It’s all about Clearing
  110. 14 Dec 2016, ISDA SIMM™ – Swaptions IM in Excel
  111. 06 Dec 2016, ISDA SIMM™ IM Comparisons
  112. 29 Nov 2016, What is the size of the Uncleared IRS Market?
  113. 22 Nov 2016, FRTB – Excel Calculator for the Standardised Approach
  114. 15 Nov 2016, Understanding BIS Derivatives Statistics
  115. 09 Nov 2016, What is a 0x3s FRA?
  116. 02 Nov 2016, BRL NDF Market – 30% of Dealer to Dealer flow is now cleared
  117. 26 Oct 2016, Calculating MVA under ISDA SIMM™
  118. 18 Oct 2016, BIS 2016 FX Data – how much of the NDF market is Cleared?
  119. 11 Oct 2016, BIS 2016 Data and Clearing Mandates
  120. 04 Oct 2016, NDF Clearing – what is trading?
  121. 03 Oct 2016, ISDA SIMM マルチ・カレンシー・ポートフォリオ
  122. 26 Sep 2016, ISDA SIMMをExcelで計算する
  123. 20 Sep 2016, ISDA SIMM™: Multi Currency Portfolios
  124. 07 Sep 2016, ISDA SIMM Excel Calculator
  125. 30 Aug 2016, Cross Currency Swaps – how much margin will they need?
  126. 24 Aug 2016, How much Initial Margin will Uncleared Derivatives require in the first month of trading?
  127. 16 Aug 2016, Compression and SPS in MXN Swaps
  128. 09 Aug 2016, Spreads and Butterflies – what is trading?
  129. 02 Aug 2016, SDR Data via Microservices
  130. 25 Jul 2016, Liquidity Conditions in USD Swaps
  131. 19 Jul 2016, Mechanics and Definitions of Bond Futures
  132. 13 Jul 2016, Will the Bank of England cut rates?
  133. 06 Jul 2016, Mechanics and Definitions of Short Term Interest Rate Futures
  134. 01 Jul 2016, BREXIT – What is Trading?
  135. 20 Jun 2016, Brexit: FX Option and FRA Analysis
  136. 14 Jun 2016, The CFTC’s New Clearing Mandate 2016
  137. 07 Jun 2016, Fed meetings and OIS Volumes
  138. 31 May 2016, Fewer customer trades & more compression. How does a trader make money in a market like this?
  139. 17 May 2016, FVA for Cleared Swaps
  140. 10 May 2016, What’s the average trade size in swap markets?
  141. 04 May 2016, What is Multilateral Netting – FX NDF Clearing
  142. 27 Apr 2016, What’s going on – FX NDF Trading 2016
  143. 20 Apr 2016, CME Invoice Spread Volumes – updated
  144. 13 Apr 2016, CME Compression and CCP Basis
  145. 05 Apr 2016, How to identify the CCP of trades from the SDR data
  146. 30 Mar 2016, Identifying CCP Basis Trades in the SDR
  147. 21 Mar 2016, Swaps Price Data – Painting the full Liquidity Picture
  148. 15 Mar 2016, Liquidity on the Bloomberg SEF
  149. 09 Mar 2016, BREXIT: What do the FX Option volumes tell us?
  150. 01 Mar 2016, Liquidity Variables in the Swaps Market
  151. 23 Feb 2016, Volatility and Trading Volumes in Swap Markets
  152. 17 Feb 2016, Invoice Spread Trading in the New CME Ultra-10 Year Treasury Futures Contract
  153. 09 Feb 2016, CDS – Record Volumes, Expiring Swaptions and Bloomberg
  154. 03 Feb 2016, SDR Prices, Python and plotly
  155. 25 Jan 2016, The Bank of England finds this interesting. So should you!
  156. 20 Jan 2016, Fed Pulse – A New OIS Index
  157. 15 Jan 2016, スワップのコンプレッション
  158. 05 Jan 2016, Fed Surprises in the USD OIS Data
  159. 21 Dec 2015, Fed Surprise Indicators
  160. 16 Dec 2015, Compression in Swaps
  161. 08 Dec 2015, Is that a fair price? Measuring Swap Execution
  162. 01 Dec 2015, SEF Trading on US Holidays
  163. 24 Nov 2015, A sideways look at Swap Spreads
  164. 17 Nov 2015, Is Balance Sheet contraction driving Swap Spreads negative?
  165. 11 Nov 2015, Negative Swap Spreads – Prices and Volume
  166. 09 Nov 2015, October 2015 Swaps Review – Wins for LCH, Trads & Tulletts
  167. 02 Nov 2015, Stop Losses Evident in CDX Price Action
  168. 26 Oct 2015, US Treasuries and Spreadovers – Market Comparisons
  169. 20 Oct 2015, Why trade level reporting is the only reporting that makes sense
  170. 12 Oct 2015, Performance of Block Trades on RFQ Platforms
  171. 07 Oct 2015, Identifying Customer Block Trades in the SDR Data
  172. 28 Sep 2015, AUD Cross Currency Swaps
  173. 23 Sep 2015, What’s the story behind Tradeweb block trading?
  174. 14 Sep 2015, AUD swap market: Concentration risks from the Clearing Mandate
  175. 08 Sep 2015, Is an All-to-All SEF Market about to arrive?
  176. 01 Sep 2015, August 2015 Review – What Summer lull?
  177. 28 Jul 2015, ECB QE and Eonia Swaps
  178. 21 Jul 2015, Is this the scariest chart in 2015 for Swap markets?
  179. 14 Jul 2015, Patterns in the Swaps data
  180. 08 Jul 2015, June 2015 Review – Clients start trading CME-LCH Basis
  181. 01 Jul 2015, CME-LCH Basis: Convexity in Eurodollar Futures
  182. 24 Jun 2015, Liquidity
  183. 17 Jun 2015, Technical Analysis in Swaps
  184. 09 Jun 2015, Volatility and Volumes in Europe
  185. 02 Jun 2015, May 2015 Review – CCP Basis and Increased Client Flows
  186. 26 May 2015, CME-LCH Basis – What does the Term Structure tell us?
  187. 18 May 2015, Mechanics of Asset Swaps and Government Bond Swap Spreads
  188. 11 May 2015, Mechanics and Definitions of Spreadovers (Swap Spreads)
  189. 05 May 2015, BIS and Clarus Data: The $200 trillion reconciliation
  190. 27 Apr 2015, Data Visualisation for Swaps – a Tufte Approach
  191. 21 Apr 2015, What percentage of the market is in the US SDR data?
  192. 15 Apr 2015, March 2015 Review – Bloomberg out in front
  193. 31 Mar 2015, The IMM Roll for Swaps – What is it and what are the volumes?
  194. 23 Mar 2015, Spreadovers: US Treasury Spreads in the Swaps Data
  195. 17 Mar 2015, Cross Currency Swaps: SEFs enjoy QE-fueled volume boost
  196. 10 Mar 2015, Come on, feel the noise!
  197. 03 Mar 2015, February 2015 Review – ICAP vs Bloomberg
  198. 23 Feb 2015, Swap Curve and Fly Trading: What goes in, must come out
  199. 16 Feb 2015, Swap Curve and Fly Trades: A quarter of all trades are not what they first seem
  200. 11 Feb 2015, ECB QE and EMIR Reporting. More transparency please!
  201. 03 Feb 2015, HFT in the Swaps market – it’s a good thing!
  202. 27 Jan 2015, Liquidity in USD Swaps
  203. 20 Jan 2015, FX Options and the Swiss National Bank
  204. 14 Jan 2015, Initial Margin and Swap Pricing
  205. 05 Jan 2015, December Volumes in Interest Rate Swaps
  206. 23 Dec 2014, Margin Games 2014
  207. 16 Dec 2014, Swaps Compression Continued
  208. 08 Dec 2014, Compression in USD Swaps
  209. 02 Dec 2014, USD Swaps Liquidity
  210. 25 Nov 2014, Cross Currency Swap Trends
  211. 18 Nov 2014, AUD Swap Market
  212. 04 Nov 2014, Butterflies and Spreads SEF Market Share
  213. 28 Oct 2014, NDFs and Clearing
  214. 22 Oct 2014, Market Share in the Swaps Market
  215. 16 Oct 2014, Swaps and the Flash Crash 15th October 2014
  216. 14 Oct 2014, Mechanics and Definitions of Spread and Butterfly Swap Packages
  217. 07 Oct 2014, USD Swaps: Spreads and Butterflies Part III
  218. 30 Sep 2014, USD Swaps: Spreads and Butterflies Part II
  219. 24 Sep 2014, USD Swaps: Spreads and Butterflies Part I
  220. 15 Sep 2014, USD IR Swaps Summary Statistics
  221. 09 Sep 2014, ECB Sep 2014 Meeting: EUR IRS Markets React
  222. 02 Sep 2014, ECB September Meeting – Activity versus Price Indicators
  223. 26 Aug 2014, Super Mario’s EONIA Effect
  224. 19 Aug 2014, Hawkeye and Super Slo-Mo for USD Swaps
  225. 11 Aug 2014, Sterling Work: Looking into GBP Swaps
  226. 06 Aug 2014, The Professionals: USD Swaps on Bloomberg SEF
  227. 30 Jul 2014, SONIA’S Mansion House: OIS Swaps on the Up and Up
  228. 22 Jul 2014, Portugal – Banks quibble over Ronaldo’s haircut
  229. 16 Jul 2014, The Land of Make Believe: Euribor and Eonia
  230. 09 Jul 2014, FRA Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope
  231. 01 Jul 2014, The Principals of Swap Trading
  232. 24 Jun 2014, A Voyeur’s Delight: Bond Issuance and Swaps
  233. 18 Jun 2014, ECB June Meeting – Were EUR Swaps Traders at Lunch?