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Quick Takes: What’s new in AUD swaps in 2024?
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Quick Takes: What’s new in AUD swaps in 2024?

June 14, 2024 | Duration: 11 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes discusses provides an analysis of the complexities and unique market structures within the Australian dollar swaps market. Despite global trends toward simplifying interest rate indices,…
Quick Takes: How much margin? The 2023 edition
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Quick Takes: How much margin? The 2023 edition

May 31, 2024 | Duration: 10 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes discusses the findings from the ISDA margin survey in his post “How Much Margin, The 2023 Edition?” Chris and Amir explore the evolution of uncleared…
Retail Revolution: How European brokers plan to counter CFD restrictions
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Retail Revolution: How European brokers plan to counter CFD restrictions

May 28, 2024 | Duration: 18 minutes
In this episode, we dive into the changing landscape of retail trading in Europe. We’ll explore how regulators are suppressing complex instruments like CFDs, forcing brokers to adapt. This shift…
Quick Takes: Most active names in credit derivatives
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Quick Takes: Most active names in credit derivatives

May 24, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Amir analyzes data from the SEC’s trade repository, highlighting the most active credit default swaps (CDS) for both sovereign and corporate names along with the fluctuating rankings…
Quick Takes: All you need to know to avoid the trade execution requirement?
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Quick Takes: All you need to know to avoid the trade execution requirement?

May 13, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Chris discusses a seemingly contradictory blog title, “All You Need to Know to Avoid the Trade Execution Requirement?” and clarifies that Clarus Financial Technology does not recommend…
Quick Takes: What’s new in JPY swaps in 2024?
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Quick Takes: What’s new in JPY swaps in 2024?

May 2, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes discusses his recent blog post, “What’s New in Yen Swaps in 2024“. The blog post covers four key topics: The end of Yen TIBOR and…
Quick Takes: Best practices for variation margin
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Quick Takes: Best practices for variation margin

April 4, 2024 | Duration: 10 minutes
In this episode, Chris dives into the world of variation margin, an important topic in the derivatives industry. He discusses the challenges of intraday margin calls and the lack of…
Quick Takes: Could “enshittification” happen in derivatives markets?
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Quick Takes: Could “enshittification” happen in derivatives markets?

March 12, 2024 | Duration: 10 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes references the FT article that introduced us to “enshittification,” which has no doubt made the rounds of trading floors ever since. Chris will also discuss…
Quick Takes: Cross Currency Swaps Review 2023
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Quick Takes: Cross Currency Swaps Review 2023

February 15, 2024 | Duration: 09 minutes
In this episode, Chris goes solo once again and shares some optimistic stats. Why there are more cross currency swaps traded in 2023 than ever before. How 2023 saw 15%…
Quick Takes: Can the UK get transparency right?
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Quick Takes: Can the UK get transparency right?

February 9, 2024 | Duration: 11 minutes
In this episode, Chris goes solo to highlight the UK rules for pre- and post-trade transparency that were largely inherited from MIFID II post-Brexit. He will explain to those who are not…
Strategic Workforce Development: Talent and Technology
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Strategic Workforce Development: Talent and Technology

February 9, 2024 | Duration: 20 minutes
Clearing services firms face a challenging balancing act. For years, talent has been lured away by trading firms, hedge funds, and the sky-high tech salaries. Meanwhile, financial reforms and cost…
Quick Takes: What is the latest European plan to onshore rates trading?
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Quick Takes: What is the latest European plan to onshore rates trading?

January 25, 2024 | Duration: 12 minutes
In this episode, Chris delves into the factors influencing the European initiative to bring rates trading onshore. He’ll discuss key points, including: Noteworthy surges in volumes for both €STR and…
Quick Takes: Our Top Blogs of 2023
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Quick Takes: Our Top Blogs of 2023

January 24, 2024 | Duration: 11 minutes
In this episode, Amir highlights the most popular blog posts of 2023 and shares a few statistics on their performance. Some highlights include the Top NEW Blogs in 2023, Top…
Quick Takes: What You Need to Know About INR Swaps
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Quick Takes: What You Need to Know About INR Swaps

January 10, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes will briefly explain what you need to know about INR Swaps and how Clarus CCPView allows traders to compare the relative size of INR swap…
Quick Takes: Time Series of Swap Prices and Volumes
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Quick Takes: Time Series of Swap Prices and Volumes

January 5, 2024 | Duration: 09 minutes
In this episode, Amir breaks down how to analyze datasets in new and novel ways by showcasing a new feature on the Clarus website called SDRView. SDRView has transaction level…
Quick Takes: Term SOFR and BSBY Volumes – October 2023
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Quick Takes: Term SOFR and BSBY Volumes – October 2023

November 29, 2023 | Duration: 7 minutes
In this week’s Quick Takes, Amir will discuss will look at the YTD 2023 data trends for Term SOFR and BSBY Volumes and separate Term SOFR (published by CME) from…
Quick Takes: Using SACCR to monitor Counterparty Credit Risk
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Quick Takes: Using SACCR to monitor Counterparty Credit Risk

November 7, 2023 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this week’s Quick Takes, Chris will discuss using SACCR to monitor Counterparty Credit Risk. He’ll discuss the importance of closely monitoring Counterparty Credit Risk for all market participants and…
Quick Takes: 3Q23 CCP Volumes and Share in IRD
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Quick Takes: 3Q23 CCP Volumes and Share in IRD

November 3, 2023 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this week’s Quick Takes, Amir will discuss Clarus CCPView daily volume and open interest data published by each CCP, which is filtered, normalized and aggregated to allow meaningful comparisons of volumes. He…
Quick Takes: The truth about SONIA derivatives liquidity
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Quick Takes: The truth about SONIA derivatives liquidity

October 13, 2023 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this week’s Quick Takes, Chris shares an overview of how Clarus data reveals the truth about SONIA derivatives liquidity GBP Rates derivatives volumes have recently recovered to nearly 90%…
The growing opportunity in derivatives clearing
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The growing opportunity in derivatives clearing

August 24, 2023 | Duration: 28 minutes
Since the financial crisis of 2008, the FCM market has undergone remarkable transformations, adapting to new regulations, market volatility, and advancements in technology. Our guests today will shed light on…
EMS and how to better serve the fixed income market
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EMS and how to better serve the fixed income market

November 22, 2022 | Duration: 16 minutes
In this episode we take a deep dive at how Execution Management Systems, or EMS, are adapting to meet the evolving demands of their users, and we discuss EMS challenges…
The trading life cycle
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The trading life cycle

October 19, 2022 | Duration: 23 minutes
In this episode, we discuss how technology has not only transformed the trading life cycle, but has also presented challenges for risk managers. With us to discuss the trading life…
SA-CCR and its Impact on Cleared and Uncleared Markets
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SA-CCR and its Impact on Cleared and Uncleared Markets

October 3, 2022 | Duration: 22 minutes
In this episode, we discuss how the Standardized Approach for Counterparty Credit Risk, or SA-CCR, applies to over the counter derivatives (OTC), exchange-traded derivatives, and FX. Our guests are Amir…
The Evolution of Clearing
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The Evolution of Clearing

June 28, 2022 | Duration: 20 minutes
In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at how banks, firms, and brokers are leveraging technology to manage risk amidst the challenges of inflation, global conflict, and more. Joining…
Crypto Derivatives: Part 2
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Crypto Derivatives: Part 2

June 17, 2022 | Duration: 21 minutes
In this episode, we’re following up on the CFTC round table that focused on the proposal by cryptocurrency exchange platform, FTX to bypass FCMs with a direct clearing model. It…
Crypto Derivatives
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Crypto Derivatives

May 23, 2022 | Duration: 20 minutes
In this episode, we dive into the rapidly evolving world of Crypto currency and its effect on the financial markets, specifically derivatives. We discuss how crypto could affect the derivatives…