IDB Market Share in SOFR Swaps

Types of SOFR Swaps SOFR Swaps in the IDB (inter-dealer broker) market trade primarily as Spreadovers to US Treasuries. This is by far the most frequent trade type for IDBs, with the highest volume in notional or dv01 terms and the most important in setting prices of SOFR Swaps. Next are Curve/Switch trades, which are […]

The Most Popular SOFR Trades

Transparency data allows us to look at the distribution of risk across the curve. We may be used to seeing activity concentrated in benchmark tenors such as 2Y, 5Y, 10Y and 30Y in US markets, but have SOFR swaps developed in a similar manner? As a starter the ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator shows the amount […]

SDR – Trading Venues and Packages

Late last year, on Dec 5th, US Swap Data Repositories (SDRs) went live with CFTC’s amended swap data reporting framework (a.k.a CFTC re-write). This incorporates CPMI-IOSCO harmonised data elements (e.g. UTI and UPI) and introduces new data elements. For CFTC Part 43 public dissemination, there are two very interesting new data elements: Let’s look at […]

Most Active Equity Total Return Swaps

Since our First Look at Total Return Swaps blog, we have added a Most Actives view in SBSDRView. This identifies the most active stocks on which TRS are transacted and below I look at what this data shows. Number of trades The two main derivative products in SBSDRs for Equities are Total Return Swaps (TRS) […]