Open interest in Cleared OTC IRS continues to trend upward, from $3 trillion in June to $11.7 trillion as of February 14, with market share increasing from 28% to 54% during this same period.

We offer the most extensive product scope and the most efficient, innovative clearing solutions available today. The choice is clear – the buy–side continues to choose CME Group.

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CME Group buy-side clients get the best execution price available. The buy-side agrees. Get the Facts…

Unparalleled Margin Efficiencies – Savings up to 90%

CME Group offers portfolio margining of our Eurodollar and Treasury futures and Cleared OTC IRS products – which can result in savings of hundreds of millions of dollars. More...

  • RBS plc is pleased to partner with CME Group in an effort to recognize capital efficiencies across Interest Rate Futures and Cleared OTC IRS products. Innovations such as portfolio margining help
    reduce capital requirements and improve liquidity, enabling us to meet our number one goal of best serving our clients.

    Richard Volpe
    Head of Global USD Rates Trading and Sales, RBS

Real-Time Clearing – Certainty in a Second

At CME Group, real-time, open access clearing is a reality. Negotiate, execute and submit trades through multiple venues, with straight-through processing and real-time confirmation once the trade is cleared – no delayed batch processing, no excuses.

Open-Access Platform

Our platform-agnostic, open interface allows you to choose from 20 affirmation platforms or SEFs that are already connected to CME Clearing. More...

Broad Multi-Asset Class Solution

We offer an operationally efficient multi-asset class solution for IRS, CDS, FX and commodities, all in one clearing house. More...

CME Deliverable Interest Rate Swap Futures

These innovative, capital efficient contracts offer a unique way to access interest rate swap exposure combined with the transparency, liquidity and margin efficiency of a futures contract – all delivered into a CME Group Cleared Interest Rate Swap at expiration. More...

Jack Callahan on: Margin Efficiencies in a Capital Constrained World



  • CME CORE - Calculate portfolio margining savings of Cleared OTC IRS and Interest Rate Futures
  • Margin Optimization Demo - Learn how the new margin optimization functionality in CME CORE can help you calculate the ideal allocation of futures to move into an OTC account in order to minimize portfolio risk, and in turn, minimize IRS margin requirements.


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North America
Jeff Cranston
Sr Director, OTC Products
+1 312 466 7452

Kaitlin Meyer
Sr OTC Analyst, OTC Products
+1 (312) 648-5343

David Coombs
Executive Director, Interest Rate Products
+44 20 3379 3703

Liam Smith
Dir OTC Product Solutions
+44 20 3379 3850




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