Rates and FX exchange-traded derivatives markets cooled in Q2

Interest rate options and futures turnover halved over three months to end-June

Trading in certain exchange-traded derivatives (ETDs) calmed over the three months to end-June after a wild first quarter.

Global daily notional turnover of interest rate and foreign exchange futures and options averaged $6.24 trillion through Q2, almost half the previous quarter’s $12.26 trillion, according to data published by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

The first quarter’s trading volumes were the highest since the BIS first started publishing the data in 1993. In contrast

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