1Q22 CCP Volumes and Share in CRD

A review of Credit Derivatives (CRD) volumes and market share at Clearing Houses (CCPs) in 1Q 2022. Index, Single-name and Swaptions Volumes significantly higher in 1Q22 than a year earlier USD CDX up 50% and CDS up 37% EUR iTraxx up 80% and CDS 27% ICE Clear Credit 97.5% in USD CDX ICE Clear Credit […]

SBSDR – Credit Derivative Volumes

Following on from my blog, SEC Security-Based Swap Data Repositories Are Now Live, and now with 5 weeks of data published, I wanted to take a deeper look at the data for Credit Derivatives. CDS and TRS in USD Let’s start by looking at trades reported to the DTCC and ICE repositories by US persons […]

2021 CCP Volumes and Share in CRD

A review of Credit Derivatives (CRD) volumes and market share at Clearing Houses (CCPs) in 2021. Index, Single-name and Swaptions Volumes in USD of $10 trillion, down 9% Volumes in EUR of €6.7 trillion or $8.5 trillion, flat on the year Index is 90% in USD and 94% in EUR Single-name is 9% in USD […]

US SEFs now have 50% share of EUR iTraxx

We covered EUR iTraxx very briefly in last weeks blog New Brexit Rules Move $4trn of Derivatives to the US, so today I will take a deeper look into these Credit Index Derivatives volumes. SEF Volumes Using SEFView we can isolate gross notional volumes in EUR Credit Index Derivatives, meaning the iTraxxEurope family. Showing a […]

Credit Index Options – Dec 2020

Clearing of Credit Index Options is a product to watch in 2021 with recent announcements from both ICE Clear Credit and LCH CDSClear. In early November, ICE launched clearing for Options on CDX NA.IG and CDX.NA.HY In early December LCH CDSClear went live with Options on CDX.NA.IG and CDX.NA.HY To add to those on iTraxx […]

CME Halts CDS – Where’s The CDS Business?

Last week, CME announced it would end it’s clearing offering for Credit Default Swaps, and instead focus it’s effort on other innovations in clearing services for Interest Rate and FX, including: FX Options launched by 2017 year end Interest Rate swaps for 3 more currencies – CNY, CLP, and COP by early 2018 Further capital […]

Swaps Data Review: Credit Derivative volumes

My Monthly Swaps Data Review for Risk Magazine was published on Friday. This looks at volumes of Credit Derivatives in the 4-month period to July 2017, showing: Global Cleared Volumes CDS Index represents 86% and CDS 14% of volume ICE Clear Credit is the largest CCP with 75% of the volume iTraxx Europe is the […]

CDS – Record Volumes, Expiring Swaptions and Bloomberg

We look at the SDR data for CDS Index and Swaption trading. In Options, we see a lot of Swaption expiries coming up next week. For the underlying Indices, there have been record volumes traded during 2016… …with Bloomberg’s SEF the number one venue. Automated Trading in Credit anyone? I recently saw a nice click-bait title on Bloomberg […]

Stop Losses Evident in CDX Price Action

CDS indices trade in an almost continuous market This gives us a lot more price and volume data to analyse than for a tenor-specific Interest Rate Swap We briefly look at tick sizes and volume at price for the CDX:IG Index, but don’t find anything too compelling But we find an interesting representation in 3 dimensions when […]

Post-Trade Transparency in CDS Index

The recent IOSCO report on Post-Trade Transparency in the Credit Default Swap Market, certainly makes  interesting reading and in this blog I will provide a short summary of the report as well as looking in more depth at the data now available for CDS Index. IOSCO Report The report focus is on regulatory systems that mandate disclosure of […]