Tuesday, 7 June 2022

LIBOR to SOFR transition: 3 June figures

The week before last saw a large increase in SOFR volumes at LCH. Last week, the SOFR share stayed high, at 38.4% but in a market with lower total volume (See Figure 1 and 2).

Figure 1: Weekly share by product types at LCH


Figure 2: Weekly SOFR volume at LCH and as reported by ISDA (US regulatory figures based).

The SOFR-OIS outstanding amount continues to increase steadily to reach close to USD 35 trn (see Figure 3); the amount is now largely above the EFFR amount. But the LIBOR-IRS outstanding amount is not really decreasing. At USD 82 trn, it is higher that January figures and more than twice the size of SOFR-OIS. Even if LIBOR weekly volume have decreased, the still large transacted amounts are certainly not all risk reducing. 

Figure 3: Outstanding amounts at LCH.