The ISDA-Clarus RFR Adoption Indicator decreased to 58.7% in May 2023 compared to 60.7% in April 2023. 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 risk-free rates (RFRs) in eight major currencies. On a traded notional basis, the percentage of RFR-linked IRD increased to 55.3% of total IRD transacted in May 2023 compared to 53.4% the prior month.

Key highlights for May 2023 include:

  • RFR-linked IRD DV01 increased to $22.7 billion from $18.9 billion the prior month.
  • Total IRD DV0 rose to $38.7 billion compared to $31.1 billion the prior month.
  • RFR-linked IRD traded notional increased to $132.8 trillion from $93.6 trillion the prior month.
  • Total IRD traded notional rose to $240.1 trillion compared to $175.1 trillion the prior month.
  • The percentage of trading activity in SOFR declined to 65.6% of total USD IRD DV01 in May 2023 compared to 70.9% the prior month.
  • CHF and GBP RFR-linked IRD DV01 accounted for 100% of total CHF IRD DV01 and 99.9% of total GBP IRD DV01, respectively.
  • 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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