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 […]
28 May 2024 is set to be a pivotal moment in the history of securities trading, as from this day, US trades in cash equities, corporate debt and unit investment trusts must settle T+1 instead of T+2. One of the challenges is cross-border trading and the implications for trades with a foreign currency component. Eugene […]
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 […]
*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: https://www.ft.com/content/6fb1602d-a08b-4a8c-bac0-047b7d64aba5 Why are we choosing to talk about it on the Clarus […]
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 […]
We have previously noted that EUR Rates are now larger than USD Rates in terms of notional traded across OTC swaps (see here and here). This change has arisen because EUR has continued in a multi-rate environment – both €STR and EURIBOR swaps still trade, whilst USD has largely moved to SOFR, with Fed Funds […]
Another interesting article on the ION Markets Blog provides an introduction to Swaps Compression, for those not familiar with this or just needing a referesher on the what and why, please read at Swaps Compression: What is it and why is it important?
Now seems like the right time to call an end to the regular series of blogs that we have been writing about the ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator. Consider today’s blog your “cut-out and keep” guide to one of the biggest changes the derivatives industry has ever witnessed. A Brief History The Indicator was first published […]
My colleagues Ed Tyndale-Biscoe and Chris Brown published an article on the ION Markets Blog, which is well worth a read at Repo: The heart of the global financial system and why the SEC took action.
According to the FT, we need a dose of optimism at the beginning of 2024. What about these statistics to provide you with an uplifting outlook for the New Year? SDRView Volumes SDRView shows the monthly volumes transacted of Cross Currency Basis swaps. These are, on the whole, the vanilla interbank type of mark-to-market cross currency swaps. […]