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TriOptima compression exceeds $750 trillion in eliminated notional principal

First Published 14th March 2016

Boca Raton, New York, London - TriOptima, the post trade infrastructure provider, has announced that market participants have eliminated more than $750 trillion in notional principal outstanding using triReduce, its risk-constrained, multilateral compression service for OTC derivatives, established in 2003.

Since launch, more than 210 financial institutions worldwide have participated in this risk-reducing achievement which includes compression across a broad spectrum of products: cleared and uncleared interest rate products in 27 currencies, credit default swaps, commodity swaps, inflation swaps, cross currency swaps, and FX forwards.

Reducing OTC derivative outstanding notional amounts contributes to achieving the leverage ratio goals of individual institutions and to enhancing stability in the financial markets. In its most recent global OTC derivatives market statistics, the BIS reported that interest rate notionals fell 23% between December 2014 ($563.3 trillion outstanding) and June 2015 ($434.7 trillion outstanding).¹

"The recent dramatic surge in multilateral compression is a direct result of the collaboration between TriOptima, market participants and clearinghouses around the globe, as well as CLS," said Peter Weibel, CEO of triReduce. "The positive effect of compression is clearly reflected in the declining outstanding notional amounts reported by the BIS. We are planning to introduce triReduce compression cycles in more CCPs later this year and will continue the expansion of our catalogue of compression products."

¹ Table D5, BIS Semiannual OTC Derivatives Statistics; 6 March 2016