The ISDA SwapsInfo Quarterly Review provides analysis of interest rate derivatives (IRD) and credit derivatives trading activity. The report provides a breakdown of cleared and non-cleared activity, swap execution facility (SEF) and off-SEF traded notional, product taxonomy and currency information.
Trading volumes for IRD and credit derivatives both increased during the first quarter of 2020, driven by market volatility caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For IRD, the increase was particularly noticeable in overnight index swaps. For credit derivatives, there was more trading activity across all major indices.
Other key highlights for the first quarter of 2020 include:
IRD traded notional increased to $87.4 trillion from $70.0 trillion in the first quarter of 2019. Trade count grew to 481.6 thousand from 378.0 thousand over the same period.
Cleared IRD transactions represented 91.2% of total traded notional and 84.1% of trade count.
SEF-traded IRD represented 52.8% of total traded notional and 61.0% of trade count.
Credit derivatives traded notional increased to $3.9 trillion from $2.4 trillion in the first quarter of 2019. Trade count grew to 102.0 thousand from 63.2 thousand over the same period.
Cleared credit derivatives transactions represented 83.3% of total traded notional and 82.2% of trade count.
SEF-traded credit derivatives represented 79.9% of total traded notional and 79.1% of trade count.
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