Tag Archives: CDS

ETFs as part of the credit liquidity story

Liquidity in the corporate bond market is tough.  We’ve written about it time and time again.  At a high level we see two solutions.  One, inject new electronic trading tools and liquidity providers into the existing corporate bond market to better match buyers and sellers (a theme discussed in our 2014 European Fixed Income Study).  Two,… Read More »

SEF volumes died last week – so when and where will they return?

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, dropping 64% (revised down slightly as new data became available) from the 2014 weekly average SEF traded volume (thanks as… Read More »

New Greenwich Report: As Credit Market Liquidity Suffers, Institutional Investors Seek Alternatives

This is my first official research piece since joining Greenwich Associates this past summer.  It is available to Greenwich clients.  If you’re not sure if you’re a client, or don’t have a login to the website, let me know.  Enjoy. New Greenwich Associates Report Analyzes Role of CDS, ETFs and SEFs   Tuesday, October 22, 2013… Read More »

Swap Execution Facility Trading Volumes: Here are the Real Numbers

There are some really good parts of the SEF rule, and this in my view is one of the best: Core Principle 9 requires a SEF to make public timely information on price, trading volume, and other trading data on swaps to the extent prescribed by the Commission. The result?  SEFs posting daily volumes on… Read More »

A (Greek) Default By Any Other Name

Back in October I wrote about the impact of an impeding Greek default on the CDS market. I concluded that in the shadow of Dodd-Frank, the decision on whether the Greek bailout triggered a CS payout was a minimal consequence. With ISDA’s announcement that the European Central Bank’s fix to the Greek bond crisis will… Read More »