The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

ISDA Releases 2011 Operations Benchmarking Survey Results

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) today announced the publication of its 2011 Operations Benchmarking Survey. This publication includes results from G14 respondents as of year-end 2010, and follows the release of survey highlights at ISDA’s 26th Annual General meeting in April.

The survey notes the continuing decrease in confirmations outstanding, particularly among G14 members. Credit derivatives show an average of 0.4 business days’ worth of aged outstanding confirmations among G14 members, compared with 1.0 business days in last year’s survey. Equity derivative confirmations outstanding fell to 6.5 business days among G14 members, compared with 7.4 last year. Interest rate derivatives confirmations also fell to 2.0 business days among G14 members, down from 2.9 last year.

“ISDA and its members remain committed to strengthening the operational infrastructure of over-the-counter derivatives,” said Robert Pickel, Executive Vice Chairman, ISDA. “The results of the 2011 ISDA Operations Benchmarking Survey illustrate the progress the industry has made to date and the continued dedication of the G14 and other market participants to building a more robust operational infrastructure for these products.”

As previously noted, the survey reflects the increased automation in the OTC derivatives market over the past several years. 100 percent of eligible credit default swaps and 83 percent of eligible interest rate derivatives are now confirmed electronically.

The ISDA Operations Benchmarking Survey identifies and tracks operations processing trends in privately-negotiated OTC derivatives. The results provide individual firms with a benchmark against which to measure the promptness and accuracy of their trade data capture, confirmation, and settlement procedures, as well as the level of automation of their operational processes. ISDA first conducted the Survey in 2000 and has done so annually since then.

The full results of the survey are available on ISDA’s website here <http://www2.isda.org/functional-areas/research/surveys/operations-benchmarking-surveys>. The survey highlights published in April are available here <http://www2.isda.org/attachment/MzAyMA==/Ops%20Survey%20Final%20Version%20Immediate%20Release.pdf> .

Related content

WEBINAR

Recorded Webinar: The post-Brexit UK sanctions regime – how to stay safe and compliant

When the Brexit transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020, a new sanctions regime was introduced in the UK under legislation set out in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (aka the Sanctions Act). The regime is fundamentally different to that of the EU, requiring financial institutions to rethink their response...

BLOG

To Buy or Build: Four Considerations for CIOs

By: Niall Twomey, CTO, Fenergo. Before embarking on a CLM (Client Lifecycle Management) digital transformation program, most financial institutions (FI) are faced with the ‘buy versus build’ conundrum; to buy something from a third-party vendor or completely build something internally. There are several factors that need to be considered in this decision making process including...

EVENT

LIVE Briefing: ESG Data Management – A Strategic Imperative

This breakfast briefing will explore challenges around assembling and evaluating ESG data for reporting and the impact of regulatory measures and industry collaboration on transparency and standardisation efforts. Expert speakers will address how the evolving market infrastructure is developing and the role of new technologies and alternative data in improving insight and filling data gaps.

GUIDE

Entity Data Management Handbook – Seventh Edition

Sourcing entity data and ensuring efficient and effective entity data management is a challenge for many financial institutions as volumes of data rise, more regulations require entity data in reporting, and the fight again financial crime is escalated by bad actors using increasingly sophisticated techniques to attack processes and systems. That said, based on best...