FEB 25 UPDATE: Isda made changes to its SwapsInfo service after this piece was published, resulting in a far higher trade count for February 18. Relative to February 14, the resulting drop in the number of trades is 32%. See note at end of article for more details.
Interest rate swap trading volumes fell more than 80% on the first day of mandatory trading on swap execution facilities (Sefs) in the US, according to data collected by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. Other sou