Barclays’ cleared and non-cleared OTC volumes diverge

Bilateral derivative positions at Barclays fell by almost one quarter in 2017, while centrally cleared positions surged.

The notional amount of non-cleared trades was 23% lower at end-2017 compared with a year earlier, while cleared position notionals increased by over 10%, according to the bank’s annual systemic risk report.

This was the first time that cleared and non-cleared notional amounts have diverged since Barclays started publishing the report in 2013. 

Cleared notionals amounted to

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