U.S. Interest Rate Swap Futures: Why Market Participants Would Switch


Author: Adam Sussman, TABB Group Partner & Research Director

While adoption won't occur overnight, interest rate swap futures seem likely to succeed as trading vehicles, at least in part due to swap limitations in a post-Dodd-Frank world. TABB Group predicts the contracts should be at least 3% of the swaps and swaps futures market by mid 2014. In this report, TABB Group discusses the criteria traders and portfolio managers can use to compare these new futures contracts with swaps and find success in the marketplace.

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