The ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator increased to an all-time high of  46.0% in May 2022 compared to 43.8% the prior month. The indicator tracks how much global trading activity (as measured by DV01) is conducted in cleared over-the-counter and exchange-traded interest rate derivatives (IRD) that reference the identified risk-free rates (RFRs) in six major currencies. On a traded notional basis, the percentage of RFR-linked IRD comprised 38.6% of total IRD in May compared to 35.9% the prior month.

Key highlights for May 2022 include:

  • RFR-linked IRD DV01 increased to $15.1 billion from $13.3 billion the prior month.
  • Total IRD DV01 transacted increased to $32.9 billion from $30.3 billion the prior month.
  • RFR-linked IRD traded notional increased to $65.9 trillion from $57.9 trillion the prior month.
  • Total IRD traded notional transacted increased to $170.6 trillion compared to $161.0 trillion the prior month.
  • The percentage of trading activity in SOFR reached 50.1% of total USD IRD DV01 transacted in May compared to 47.0% the prior month.
  • GBP saw the largest percentage of RFR-linked IRD trading activity, totaling 99.8% of total GBP IRD DV01.
  • JPY had the highest percentage of RFR-linked IRD DV01 executed as transactions with tenors longer than two years.

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A whitepaper on the methodology is available here.

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