Vol. 1, Issue 2

The Drive for Compression

Compression activity has increased significantly over the past year, helping to drive interest rate derivatives notional outstanding levels lower. What’s behind this change?

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10 Questions with: Eraj Shirvani

Eraj Shirvani

Eraj Shirvani, head of fixed income for EMEA and global head of emerging markets for investment banking at Credit Suisse, and an ISDA board member, talks about ...

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The End-User View

A resounding majority of end-user firms see derivatives as a crucial part of their risk management strategies – but they have concerns about certain regulatory changes too

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Making Sense of the FRTB

The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book is an ambitious Basel Committee initiative to revamp trading book capital rules. But what does it mean?

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ISDA SwapsInfo Q1 Update

Chart 1. IRD average daily notional volume: total and SEF/bilateral (US$ billions)

Average daily interest rate derivatives volume increased over the first three months of this year, while volumes in the credit default swap index market shrank slightly.

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An Eye on Asia

Asia-Pacific is seen by many as a region primed for growth. Where do the opportunities lie? And what are the challenges of running a derivatives business in the region?

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