LCH-JSCC Basis: An Update

My blog last week on LCH-JSCC Basis in JPY Swaps has been massively popular and now that we have another week’s data under our belt, it is worth an update. Indicative CCP Basis Quotes Let start with Tradition’s page as of Friday April 22, 2016. Showing, Yen IRS quotes at JSCC, Yen IRS quotes at LCH, LCH/JSCC Basis and 6v3 […]

LCH-JSCC Basis in JPY Swaps

Last week a number of our readers alerted us to the sudden formation of a Basis in Yen Swaps between LCH and JSCC, which is interesting to say the least. So lets look at what the data shows. Indicative CCP Basis Quotes Tradition kindly sent us a screenshot of their new page. Showing, Yen IRS dealer quotes at JSCC, […]

Australian Rates Clearing Mandate

Australian Rates Clearing Mandate now only 6 months away. LCH is the current king of AUD$ Rates Clearing ASX goes strong on the Cleared AUD$ OIS product Regulators may delay mandate start on FRAs and OIS? Will a market share split see a CCP basis spread like for USD on LCH-CME? I thought might be […]

SEFS in Japan: First Month of ETP Volumes

Following on from our blog, SEFs in Japan: ETP Data, I wanted to look at the first month of trade activity. Background Japanese Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs) commenced operation on 1 Sep 2015, with trading in Vanilla JPY Fixed vs Libor Swaps, Cleared at JSCC with 5Y, 7Y, 10Y tenors and trades executed between large […]

AUD Cross Currency Swaps

Clarus explores the AUD/USD Cross Currency Swaps market. We find that our SDR data covers over 20% of the market – both for dealer-to-dealer and dealer-to-client flows. SEF-trading has seen an impressive uptake, with an average daily volume over $500m. The off-SEF market remains important – not surprising, given a lack of clearing or execution […]

AUD swap market: Concentration risks from the Clearing Mandate

We present a uniquely Clarus view of the AUD IRS markets Our analysis of the regulatory landscape, bond issuance data and swap market flows suggests that many Swap Dealers will end-up in Add-On territory for OTC swaps clearing at CCPs This means that swaps become incrementally ever more expensive to trade relative to futures From a liquidity point of view, […]

SEFs in Japan: ETP Data

Japan has joined the SEF party with their own flavor of trading venues known as Electronic Trading Platforms (ETP’s).  ETP’s launched last week on Tuesday, September 1st.  Amir had written about them back in April. Some rules have since been tweaked, and of course we now have some data.  Lets have a look at everything. […]

Derivatives Trade Reporting in Australia

Following on from my prior article looking at Canadian Derivatives Reporting to SDRs, I thought I would look next at Australia. The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) Derivatives Transaction Reporting requirements began as follows: Phase 1 firms (Swap Dealers) in October 2013 Phase 2 firms in April 2014 and October 2014 Phase 3 firms in April […]