The Latest in Aussie and Kiwi Swap Markets

The end of the year is a traditional time to reminisce. In that spirit, I remember writing my first blog on AUD swap markets from the back of a camper van on the West coast of Oz, after surfing in Yallingup. That experience now feels like a lifetime ago for me personally. Having recently returned […]

NDF Clearing – What’s New in 2022?

There is now over a $1Trn of cleared NDFs traded every month in 2022. March and September 2022 were particularly notable volume months. This is against a backdrop whereby the uncleared NDF market has not really grown. BIS data suggests that over 16% of total NDFs are now cleared across the whole market. This is […]

What’s New in Term SOFR?

In April, Amir gave a timely update on Term SOFR. In case you missed it: And the calls from the industry to make Term SOFR a more widely traded derivative have only become louder since, with the latest Risk.net article particularly worth a read: It’s a great article, but it does not update readers on […]

GBP Swaps variation margin in a financial crisis

We covered the significant increase in initial margin for cleared GBP Swaps in two recent blogs; How Kwasi Kwarteng has increased your IM and Rishi Sunak and the impact on GBP Swaps IM. In the first of those blogs, Chris added a brief section towards the end on variation margin and I wanted to take […]

A New Plateau in RFR Adoption?

The ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator was 51.3% last month. This is the third consecutive month that it has remained around 51%. SOFR adoption hit a new all-time of 58.1%.  €STR adoption remains volatile. Trading activity across all markets was lower than last month. The ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator for October 2022 has now been published. Showing; […]

Have you seen the BIS Triennial Survey 2022?

Trading shrank by about 20% to $5.2Trn per day in Interest Rate Derivatives from April 2019 to 2022. Transition to RFRs has resulted in a $1.4Trn reduction in daily activity in FRAs alone, explaining much of the decline. The BIS survey occurred when markets were likely experiencing a degree of heightened activity, although Clarus data […]

Have You Listened to our new Podcast yet?

The first Clarus podcast is out – please take a listen! Podcasting You may have noticed that we’ve had reason to celebrate a few milestones on the blog over the past year: 1,000 blogs on Clarus 400 blogs for both Chris and Amir With the blog continuing to be well received and well read (even […]

3Q22 CCP Volumes and Share in IRD

Clarus CCPView has daily volume and open interest data published by each CCP, which is filtered, normalised and aggregated to allow meaningful comparisons of volumes. Today we look at 3Q22 Volume and market share in IRD for: USD Swaps (LIBOR, OIS, SOFR) EUR Swaps (EURIBOR, OIS, €STR) GBP Swaps (LIBOR, SONIA) JPY Swaps (IBOR, TONA) AUD Swaps (BBSW, […]