February 2014 By: Kevin McPartland

Turned out the first week of mandatory SEF trading was a Big Bang, just in the wrong direction. Reported SEF volumes for interest rate swaps fell off a cliff for the week of February 17th, cliff signdropping 64% (revised down slightly as new data...

February 2014 By: Kevin McPartland

We all know that the massive reduction in dealer inventories and the cost of capital has had a huge negative impact on liquidity in the corporate bond market. While the primary market has helped soften the blow, that crutch isn’t going to be here...

January 2014 By: Kevin McPartland

The year 2013 will likely go down as the year of mandatory clearing. Once ignored by eager financial market Greenwich Associatesprofessionals as boring back-office stuff, collateral management, credit limits and all other things clearing stood front...

October 2013 By: Kevin McPartland

On October 2 swap execution facilities (SEF) became official and started reporting trading volumes. While this new level of Greenwich Associates transparency is exciting, today’s reported volumes don’t really matter. In addition to the lack of...

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