Monthly DSB Metrics – April 2019

Published by Malavika Solanki The number and type of OTC derivative reference data record (ISIN and/or CFI codes) creators remains ...
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FIRDS Analysis for March 2019

Published by Malavika Solanki This month’s update contains the usual metrics but starts with a new data point at the ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics – March 2019

Published by Malavika Solanki Regular readers will notice that the DSB charts now refer to an asset class of “Other”, ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics – February 2019

Published by Malavika Solanki This month’s statistics overview begins with a snapshot showing the types of institutions that are most ...
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FIRDS Analysis for February 2019

Published by: Malavika Solanki There was a modest 4% increase in the number of OTC ISINs reported to FIRDS in ...
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FIRDS Analysis for January 2019

Published by: Malavika Solanki January saw a slight reduction in the number of OTC derivatives reported to FIRDS for reference ...
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The Evolution of the DSB Product Committee: Helping Industry and ISINs Align

In this article for TABB Forum, Malavika Solanki looks at how the DSB Product Committee has evolved to help industry ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics Review – January 2019

This month’s statistics overview begins with a snapshot showing the types of institutions that are most active in terms of ...
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Industry Collaboration Grows on ISINs

In this TabbFORUM article on industry collaboration around OTC ISINs, Malavika Solanki examines the role that industry plays in the DSB’s ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics – December 2018

Create Trends – Q4 2018 saw a small uptick in ISIN creation activity. OTC ISIN creation by asset class and ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for December 2018

December saw a higher number of interest rate OTC derivatives reported to FIRDS for reference data purposes, driven mostly by ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics – November 2018

Create Trends – follow the trend of the past year, in terms of new ISINs created and the institutions driving ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for November 2018

Two new MICs reported reference data to FIRDS in November – both of which were SIs. This takes the total number ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics – October 2018

Create Trends – Banks continued to dominate as OTC ISIN creators, with Venues strong in the FX and Rates arena ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for October 2018

Four new MICs reported reference data to FIRDS this month –  one OTF and three SIs. This takes the total ...
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Monthly DSB Metrics Review – September 2018

The September trend mirrors that of the prior month, with a 9% increase in the number of OTC Derivative ISINs ...
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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 ...
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DSB Monthly Metrics Review – August 2018

The August trend mirrors that of the prior month, with a modest 11% increase in the number of OTC Derivative ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for August 2018

Analysis of the FIRDS snapshot for August month-end showed little material change vs. the prior month. Systematic Internalisers, MTFs and ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for July 2018

As with the DSB monthly metrics for July, the FIRDS snapshot for July month-end, broadly showed continuation of existing behaviours ...
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DSB Monthly Metrics Review – July 2018

There were no major surprises with respect to use of the DSB in the month of July, which suggests that ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for June 2018

June saw yet another marked increase in the number of DSB ISINs reported to FIRDS, with most of the increase ...
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DSB Monthly Metrics Review – June 2018

Once again, the rate at which new OTC ISINs are being created continues to fall – with a reduction for ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for May 2018

May 2018 showed a marked increase in the number of OTC ISINs reported to FIRDS, with higher OTC ISIN submissions ...
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DSB Monthly Metrics Review – May 2018

The rate at which new OTC ISINs are being created continues to fall. Only 16% more ISINs were created in ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis for April 2018

This months’ FIRDS data analysis provides some interesting insights including some new data points provided after a few industry participants ...
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DSB Monthly Metrics – April 2018

This note focuses on both OTC ISIN creation and search trends to provide users with more insight into how the ...
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DSB Technology – Higher Performance, More Resiliency

A month ago, I described the DSB’s preparations for what turned out to be a very successful industry load test ...
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Providing some clarity on Delivery Types: CASH vs PHYSICAL

There has been some excitable chatter recently from some commentators and trade associations around the use of Delivery Type within ...
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First Quarter Update After MiFID II

The OTC-ISIN population count has increased 24% in March to over 6.8 million at March month end, up from 5.5 ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis on Week 12 of MiFID II

This blog updates on the previous DSB blog after week 8 of MiFID II, to reveal no material changes in the ...
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Solving the FIRDS Data Quality Issues the Easy Way

— Updated on 4 April with info from page 60 of FIRDS Reference data reporting instructions With MiFID II becoming business-as-usual, ...
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DSB Technology – Preparations for Industry Load Test

A couple of weeks ago, I provided a glimpse into the technology operations of the DSB, with a focus on ...
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DSB Technology Stability and Performance – A Review

With Q1 2018 almost over, I thought this a good time to review the technical stability and performance SLAs of ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis on Week 8 of MiFID II

This blog updates on the previous DSB blog after week 4 of MiFID II, to reveal a fairly stable universe ...
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Update after the second month of MiFID II

The OTC-ISIN population count has increased 34% in February to over 5.5 million as of close of business 28 February 2018, ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis on Week 4 of MiFID II

This blog updates my previous post after week 1 of MiFID II, to reveal a much more diverse and interesting ...
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OTC-ISIN Pre-Population – The Stats

Update after the first month of MiFID II The OTC-ISIN population count has more than doubled in January to over ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis on Week 1 of MiFID II

What information has FIRDS data provided after Week 1 of MiFID II? Last week, I provided some analysis on the ...
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FIRDS Data Analysis on Day 1 of MiFID II

What information has FIRDS data provided on Day 1 of MiFID II? I have provided some statistics on the use ...
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First Day of MiFID II – DSB View

So how was the first day of MiFID II for the DSB? I have been asked this question so many ...
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