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Markets Conversation is an ION podcast where we discuss topics of importance to capital markets participants with product owners, subject matter experts, and industry leaders.

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Markets Conversation is an ION podcast where we discuss topics of importance to capital markets participants with product owners, subject matter experts, and industry leaders.

    Episode 61: Quick Takes: What’s new in CCP disclosures – 1Q24?

    Episode 61: Quick Takes: What’s new in CCP disclosures – 1Q24?

    In this episode Amir Khwaja discusses the first quarter 2024 CCP disclosures. Amir walks us through the vast data collected from 44 clearinghouses, highlighting key changes and potential areas of concern. From initial margins to stress loss estimates, Amir provides an in-depth look at the critical metrics that shape our understanding of clearinghouse risk management.


    ION #IONMarkets #ClarusFT #FinancialMarkets #ClarusBlog #CCPDisclosures #FinancialInsights #ClearinghouseData #RiskManagement #MarketAnalysis #FinancialTrends #ClearingServices

    • 9 min
    Episode 60: Quick Takes: SOFR Options — How healthy is the market?

    Episode 60: Quick Takes: SOFR Options — How healthy is the market?

    In this episode Chris Barnes discusses the health of the SOFR options market. Despite the transition from LIBOR, SOFR options have shown rapid development, nearly reaching the activity levels of the Eurodollar options market.


    Chris highlights the growth and transparency challenges in the options and swaptions markets, providing insights into the volumes, strikes, and underlying trends.


    ION #IONMarkets #ClarusFT #FinancialMarkets #ClarusBlog #SOFROptions #MarketHealth #Swaptions #InterestRates #LIBORTransition

    • 10 min
    Episode 59: Quick Takes: JPY swap clearing — Why do dealers prefer JSCC?

    Episode 59: Quick Takes: JPY swap clearing — Why do dealers prefer JSCC?

    In this episode, Chris Barnes leads an insightful discussion on JPY swap clearing and the reasons why dealers prefer the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC). He also dives into the specifics of his latest blog post, which explores the nuances of transparency in yen swap markets and the structural differences between dealer-to-dealer transactions at JSCC and client volumes at LCH SwapClear.


    ION #IONMarkets #ClarusFT #FinancialMarkets #ClarusBlog #JPYswap #JSCC #SwapClearing #MarketTransparency #FinancialMarkets #YenSwaps #ClearingHouses

    • 9 min
    Episode 58: Gauging the upside of straight-through processing in FX

    Episode 58: Gauging the upside of straight-through processing in FX

    Straight-through processing or STP, automates the end-to-end processing of FX trades, eliminating manual interventions and enabling near real-time execution and settlement. The adoption of STP in FX transactions offers significant advantages in terms of efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings.


    Anne Marrero from ION Markets FX will help us understand recent advancements that promise to standardize and streamline global payment systems and how gauging the upside potential of STP in FX becomes increasingly important for market participants to remain competitive.


    Anne Marrero is a product manager at ION Markets (FX). She has vast experience helping financial institutions in the capital markets achieve efficiency and scale through technological solutions.


    ION #IONMarkets #FX #FinancialMarket #ForexAutomation #STPAdoption #RealTimeFX #EfficiencyInFX #FinancialInnovation #TechInFinance

    • 14 min
    Episode 57: Quick Takes: SOFR swap SEF volumes – May 2024

    Episode 57: Quick Takes: SOFR swap SEF volumes – May 2024

    In this episode, Amir Khwaja will explore SOFR swaps SEF volumes for May 2024, examining key trends and insights in one of the largest products traded in the U.S. rates market.


    Amir provides a detailed analysis of the trading volumes, market share, and competition among SEFs, highlighting new entries and significant trends. Chris brings a unique perspective on the numbers, offering a deeper understanding of the dynamics within the dealer-to-dealer and dealer-to-client markets.


    ION #IONMarkets #ClarusFT #FinancialMarkets #SOFRSwaps #SEFVolumes #MarketTrends #TradingInsights #ClarusBlog #SwapsAnalysis

    • 11 min
    Episode 56: Quick Takes: FX Clearing – What happens in March stays in March?!

    Episode 56: Quick Takes: FX Clearing – What happens in March stays in March?!

    In this episode, Chris Barnes highlights the intriguing trends in FX clearing, focusing on why March consistently sees record volumes. He explores the impact of uncleared margin rules, the surprising growth in FX options clearing, and compares the developments with FX futures. Amir Khwaja joins the discussion, delving into the specifics of dealer trading and the broader implications for the market.


    ION #IONMarkets #ClarusFT #FinancialMarket #FXClearing #UnclearedMarginRules #FXOptions #MarketTrends #FinancialInsights #TradingVolumes #OTCMarket

    • 10 min

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