Mar 2018 SEF Market Share Statistics

In this article I will look at Q1 2018 Swap Execution Facility (SEF) market share for Credit, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivative asset classes, in a similar format to my 2017 SEF Market Share Statistics. Clarus SEFView has daily volume data published by each SEF, which is filtered, normalised and aggregated to allow meaningful comparison of […]

2017 SEF Market Share Statistics

In this article I look at 2017 Swap Execution Facility (SEF) market share for Credit, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivative asset classes, in a similar format to my 2016 SEF Market Share Statistics. Clarus SEFView has daily volume data published by each SEF, which is filtered, normalised and aggregated to allow meaningful comparison of market share […]

Summary Of Treasury’s Capital Markets Report to Trump

Shortly after Trump became president, true to his campaign promises to “roll back regulation”, he issued an executive order for a review of the American Financial system, with some core principles around making regulation smarter and fostering growth, among others. The US Treasury is responding to this order by providing 4 reports covering Banking, Capital […]

New Swap Execution Facilities

There have been a couple noteworthy advances in SEF’s in July.  The NEX SEF has launched, and LedgerX has been approved.  Let’s have a look at these. BLOCKCHAIN We’ll start with the bitcoin venture LedgerX, who applied for SEF registration in January 2017 and was approved on July 6.  They put out some press in […]

Are SEF’s Executing More Non-MAT Trades?

Today we look at any trends in bespoke Fixed/Float swap trading On-SEF. Last year I wrote an article about the longer term trends in the US swaps market by asking “What is Left off-SEF?”  We determined that, generally speaking, 2/3rds of the USD Fixed/Float swap market is On-SEF.  The Off-SEF world was generally a bunch of […]

The Average Maturity of Swaps Is Increasing

We calculate the average maturity of USD IRS traded across SEFs. Over the past 3 years, this average maturity has meaningfully increased. This maturity extension has been seen on both D2D and D2C venues. The activity across D2D venues suggests that dealers continue to hedge the bulk of client trades with swaps themselves (as opposed to futures, […]

What I Learned At SEFCON VII

I attended SEFCON 7 yesterday to see what is going on in the world of Swap Execution Facilities.  I had been thinking SEF’s were business as usual by now, so I went to see if anything cooking in the oven, or might be cooking after the Trump administration starts up. Session 1 Chairman Massad gave […]

2016 SEF Market Share Statistics

In this article I will look at Swap Execution Facility (SEF) volumes and market share in 2016 for Credit, Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivative asset classes. Clarus SEFView collects daily volumes published by each SEF and normalises this data to allow meaningful comparison and determination of market share statistics. Summary: CRD Index, Option and […]

Mandatory Execution and Clearing Hits Mexico

A couple weeks ago, we noticed some notable changes in the Mexican Peso swap market.  When I began asking around, I discovered that mandatory clearing had hit Mexico.  Why then write a blog about it?  Well, it has become clear that I’m not the only person that hadn’t been told mandatory clearing had hit the 15th […]