FIRDS Data Analysis for September 2018

Analysis of the FIRDS snapshot for September month-end showed a modest increase in the number of unique OTC ISINs reported vs. the prior month.

OTFs reported almost 14% more unique OTC ISINs in September than in the previous month, with an increase across every asset class. In the same period, reporting of unique OTC derivative instruments by MTFs and Systematic Internalisers was marginally up at 2.5% and 5.3%. The broad composition by asset class remained unchanged, with similar proportions of OTC ISINs reported for each asset class – SIs dominated equities reference data reporting and the venues were more focused on FX and Rates reference data reporting as set out below.

As with prior months, there is little reference data reporting for commodities in general, with OTFs continuing to dominate this arena, although SIs have reported commodity derivative data for the first time. A detailed breakdown for every DSB product reported to FIRDS (for reference data purposes) is set out below.

The list of MICs reporting to FIRDS was largely consistent, with only one more OTF reporting to FIRDS in September than in August 2018. The usual MIC level analysis is set out below.


Published by Malavika Solanki

The September trend mirrors that of the prior month, with…

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