Tag: Interest rate derivatives

Interest rate derivatives

BIS: OTC Derivatives Volumes at Five Year High

The latest Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) latest semi-annual release of OTC derivatives statistics shows that notional volumes rose to $640 trillion at the end of June 2019, the highest level since 2014 and up from $544 trillion at the end of 2018. The BIS says part of the increase reflects a seasonal pattern evident […]

Tradeweb Adds Margin Optimisation Analytics to IRD Trading

Tradeweb Markets has announced a collaboration with two margin optimisation providers, Cassini Systems and OpenGamma, to offer clients a choice of vendor access to life-cycle cost analytics, including initial margin, collateral, clearing fees, brokerage and trading costs. The firm says its integration of margin optimisation analytics with its interest rate derivatives platform will provide institutional […]

IRD Clearing Outstrips Mandate: ISDA

New research from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association shows that the incentives offered by regulators to clear standardised interest rate derivatives is having a positive impact with more notional value being cleared than is mandated by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Encouraging the clearing of standardised derivatives has been a major priority for policy-makers and has primarily been pursued through the implementation of clearing mandates. ISDA says, however, that other incentives also exist – netting and capital benefits and the rollout of margining requirements for non-cleared derivatives, for example.