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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…
The burden of NBFI crackdown
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The burden of NBFI crackdown

May 22, 2024 | Duration: 19 minutes
On today’s episode we explore the world of regulatory compliance for non-bank financial intermediaries or (NBFIs) and buy-side firms. In an era of increased regulatory scrutiny, NBFIs are facing growing…
Post Event Recap: The Full FX Scandinavia 2024
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Post Event Recap: The Full FX Scandinavia 2024

May 20, 2024 | Duration: 30 minutes
Eugene Markman from ION Markets and his special guest Colin Lambert from The Full FX will share highlights of the recently held FX conference in Copenhagen, The Full FX Scandinavia…
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: 1Q24 CCP volumes and share in IRD
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Quick Takes: 1Q24 CCP volumes and share in IRD

May 1, 2024 | Duration: 7 minutes
In this episode, Amir discusses CCP (clearing counterparty) volumes and market share in the interest rate derivatives (IRD) market for the first quarter of 2024. Amir also delves into his…
Quick Takes: What’s new in CCP disclosures – 4Q23?
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Quick Takes: What’s new in CCP disclosures – 4Q23?

April 30, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Amir Khwaja discusses his blog post “What’s New in CCP Disclosures 4Q 2023.” He and Chris delve into CCP disclosures, which reveal key metrics like initial margin…
Quick Takes: €STR volumes and market share
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Quick Takes: €STR volumes and market share

April 30, 2024 | Duration: 07 minutes
In this episode, Chris discusses the €STR futures market share battle and the unexpected impact of the March IMM roll on open interest. Despite the timing challenge, the €STR futures…
Quick Takes: Mechanics and definitions of the ISDA credit support annex (CSA)
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Quick Takes: Mechanics and definitions of the ISDA credit support annex (CSA)

April 17, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes dives deep into the world of Credit Support Annexes (CSAs) and their influence on derivatives portfolio valuation. Ever wondered why seemingly minor details like currency…
What is the UK regulatory framework?
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What is the UK regulatory framework?

April 12, 2024 | Duration: 16 minutes
Adrian will delve into the key provisions of FSMA 2023, particularly those impacting areas like ESG data management and digital assets. We’ll discuss these critical developments and their implications for…
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: 2023 SEF volumes and share in SOFR swaps
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Quick Takes: 2023 SEF volumes and share in SOFR swaps

March 27, 2024 | Duration: 08 minutes
In this episode, Amir dives into the world of SEF (Swap Execution Facility) volumes and market share. Amir and Chris share their key takeaways from a recent blog post on…
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: USD rates overview in 2024
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Quick Takes: USD rates overview in 2024

March 12, 2024 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this episode, Chris Barnes discusses key takeaways from his blog post “Dollar Rates Overview in 2024,” which analyzes 2023 data. The discussion highlights two main points: Euro swaps have surpassed…
TradeTech FX USA recap
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TradeTech FX USA recap

March 5, 2024 | Duration: 28 minutes
Eugene Markman and Stephen Bruel will recap the recent TradeTech FX USA event in Miami with highlights, key themes and topics as well as discussing shared insights from interviews and…
Quick Takes: Swaps Compression: What is it and why is it important?
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Quick Takes: Swaps Compression: What is it and why is it important?

February 27, 2024 | Duration: 10 minutes
In this episode, Amir returns to  the podcast to highlight a guest blog post featured on the ION Markets Blog. Swaps Compression reduces the volume of open trades in Swap and…
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: 2023 CCP Volumes and Share in IRD
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Quick Takes: 2023 CCP Volumes and Share in IRD

February 1, 2024 | Duration: 7 minutes
In this episode, Amir goes solo to discuss 2023 volumes and market share for OTC Derivatives in Interest Rates reported by Clearing Houses (CCPs). He will highlight how the Clarus…
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…
How FX businesses boost loyalty and profitability with data
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How FX businesses boost loyalty and profitability with data

January 4, 2024 | Duration: 08 minutes
In this episode we’ll discuss how the move to self-service models enhances efficiency and convenience, but it also introduces a “knowledge gap” as firms lose the insights gained from customer…
Quick takes: Swaption volumes by strike Q3 2023
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Quick takes: Swaption volumes by strike Q3 2023

December 21, 2023 | Duration: 11 minutes
In this episode, Chris talks about swaptions data and how the volumes have risen up to 40 percent higher than he has ever seen before. Chris and Amir will also…
Quick Takes: A new look at €STR Futures
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Quick Takes: A new look at €STR Futures

December 21, 2023 | Duration: 8 minutes
In this week’s Quick Takes, Chris will be taking a new look at €STR Futures. He’ll discuss how RFR/€STR Adoption continues to be volatile in Europe, but €STR Futures have…
FX market trends: Liquidity, execution, and the FX Global Code
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FX market trends: Liquidity, execution, and the FX Global Code

December 14, 2023 | Duration: 14 minutes
In this episode we’ll discuss not only how the FX market has undergone a transformative shift, but also Eugene will explain how market participants, in response, have diversified strategies, embraced…
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: 3Q23 CCP Volumes and Share in CRD and FXD
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Quick Takes: 3Q23 CCP Volumes and Share in CRD and FXD

October 13, 2023 | Duration: 8 minutes
This week’s Quick Takes has Amir reviewing Credit Derivatives (CRD) and FX Derivatives (FXD) volumes and market share at Clearing Houses (CCPs) in 3Q 2023. CRD – Index, Single-name and…
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%…
Quick Takes: ISDA SIMM – What changes in v2.6?
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Quick Takes: ISDA SIMM – What changes in v2.6?

October 6, 2023 | Duration:
This week’s Quick Takes has Amir discussing “ISDA SIMM – What changes in v2.6?” ISDA SIMM v2.6 is effective December 2, 2023 Updated with a full re-calibration and industry backtesting…
Quick Takes: RFR Trading Is Now Back on Track – August 2023.
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Quick Takes: RFR Trading Is Now Back on Track – August 2023.

October 6, 2023 | Duration: 9 minutes
This week’s Quick Takes has Chris Barnes discussing “RFR Trading Is Now Back on Track – August 2023.“
Quick Takes: Most Active Names in Credit and Equity Derivatives & EUR Swaps
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Quick Takes: Most Active Names in Credit and Equity Derivatives & EUR Swaps

October 4, 2023 | Duration: 28 minutes
This week’s Quick Takes has Amir discussing “Most Active Names in Credit and Equity Derivatives – August 2023” and Chris telling us more about how “Brexit continues to impact EUR…
Quick Takes: What’s New in CCP Disclosures – 2Q23? and JPY TONA Futures
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Quick Takes: What’s New in CCP Disclosures – 2Q23? and JPY TONA Futures

October 4, 2023 | Duration: 20 minutes
This week’s Quick Takes has Amir discussing “What’s New in CCP Disclosures – 2Q23?” and Chris telling us more about “JPY TONA Futures: A Rising Star in the RFR Market.”…
The future of risk management and surveillance for capital markets
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The future of risk management and surveillance for capital markets

October 3, 2023 | Duration: 23 minutes
Financial institutions play a critical role in ensuring market integrity and protecting investors by monitoring trading activities. They do this by employing powerful algorithms and machine learning techniques designed to…
Future Finance: A Look into AI’s Role
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Future Finance: A Look into AI’s Role

August 29, 2023 | Duration: 20 minutes
Our guests today, Riccardo Bernini from ION’s LIST Professional Services, will help us understand how the Financial Services Industry is undergoing a major transformation due to the emergence of Artificial…
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…
How Technology Can Help the Markets Overcome the “ESG-data Conundrum”
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How Technology Can Help the Markets Overcome the “ESG-data Conundrum”

June 23, 2023 | Duration: 18 minutes
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) guidelines help investors screen investment opportunities based on responsible corporate policies. On today’s episode, Steven Strange from ION Markets will explain how technology can play…
Cloud Computing Adoption in Financial Services
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Cloud Computing Adoption in Financial Services

June 8, 2023 | Duration: 16 minutes
Our guest speaker, Bob Cioffi from ION’s Equities Division, will help us understand why cloud computing is a rapidly growing trend in the financial services. He’ll explain how cloud computing…
ISO 20022 implementation in Financial Services
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ISO 20022 implementation in Financial Services

May 8, 2023 | Duration: 20 minutes
In this episode, our guest Joe Guerrero from the Foreign Exchange division at ION will be discussing the ISO 20022, a global messaging standard for financial transactions.
Post Trade Improvements Since COVID
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Post Trade Improvements Since COVID

May 5, 2023 | Duration: 24 minutes
In this episode, we discuss post-trade improvements since COVID, and how the expansion of digital trade exposed significant technology shortcomings: from outdated infrastructure to fragmented risk systems and the challenge…
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…
FX: Centralized Liquidity and API Fragmentation
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FX: Centralized Liquidity and API Fragmentation

July 28, 2022 | Duration: 14 minutes
On today’s episode, we’ll discuss a couple of modern challenges to traders, exchanges, and their software: centralized liquidity and fragmented APIs. We’ll explore not only why these challenges are arising,…
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…