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Interest Rate Benchmarks Review: First Quarter of 2019

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The ISDA Interest Rate Benchmarks Review analyzes trading volumes of interest rate derivatives (IRD) transactions in the US referencing the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and other selected alternative risk-free rates (RFRs), including the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), the Swiss Average Rate Overnight (SARON) and the Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONA). ISDA expects to add the Euro Short-Term Rate (€STR) to its analysis once it is published and traded.

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Interest Rate Benchmarks Review: Full Year 2018 and the Fourth Quarter of 2018

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This report provides an analysis of trading volumes of interest rate derivatives (IRD) transactions in the US referenced to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and other selected alternative risk-free rates (RFRs), including the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), the Swiss Average Rate Overnight (SARON) and the Tokyo Overnight Average Rate (TONA). ISDA expects to add the Euro Short-Term Rate (ESTER) to its analysis once it is published and traded.

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Key Trends in the Size and Composition of OTC Derivatives Markets

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ISDA has published a new research paper that analyzes recent trends in the size and composition of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets, using the latest data from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and ISDA.

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Interest Rate Benchmarks Review: 3Q 2018 and Nine Months Ended Sep 30, 2018

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As the financial industry is preparing to transition from LIBOR and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) to alternative risk-free rates (RFRs), ISDA is launching a quarterly review of trading volumes of interest rate derivatives (IRD) referencing alternative RFRs and major IBORs.

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Actual Cleared Volumes vs. Mandated Cleared Volumes: Analyzing the US Derivatives Market

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Encouraging the clearing of standardized derivatives has been a major priority for policy-makers. This has primarily been pursued through the implementation of clearing mandates, but other incentives also exist – netting and capital benefits, and the rollout of margining requirements for non-cleared derivatives, for example. As a result, the majority of interest rate derivatives (IRD) traded notional is now cleared.

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Actual Cleared Volumes vs. Mandated Cleared Volumes: Analyzing the US Derivatives Market

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Encouraging the clearing of standardized derivatives has been a major priority for policy-makers. This has primarily been pursued through the implementation of clearing mandates, but other incentives also exist – netting and capital benefits, and the rollout of margining requirements for non-cleared derivatives, for example. As a result, the majority of interest rate derivatives (IRD) traded notional is now cleared.

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Uses of Notional Amount in Derivatives Regulation

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Notional amount outstanding is a widely used metric in the derivatives market, but it is more a measure of traded volume or transaction size and less a measure of risk. A recent research paper published by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) highlights this point, and introduces an alternate metric for the interest rate derivatives market.

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Uses of Notional Amount in Derivatives Regulation

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Notional amount outstanding is a widely used metric in the derivatives market, but it is more a measure of traded volume or transaction size and less a measure of risk. A recent research paper published by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) highlights this point, and introduces an alternate metric for the interest rate derivatives market.

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