The OTC Interest Rate Derivatives Market in 2013
14 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2014
Date Written: December 2013
This feature analyses the market for OTC interest rate derivatives using data from the Triennial Central Bank Survey. Low and stable interest rates after the financial crisis went hand in hand with low but still positive turnover growth in most currencies. The increase was entirely driven by a larger volume of contracts with financial institutions other than dealers. The share of interdealer trades has shrunk to 35%, the lowest since the survey’s inception. Despite rapid growth in emerging market currencies, trading remains concentrated in major currencies and financial centres. Changes in regulation have led to more contracts being centrally cleared.
JEL Classification: E43, G15, G23
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