CME Term SOFR Reference Rates

Prototype solution for viewing only, derived from available futures markets and OIS data

CME Term SOFR Reference Rates (Prototype)

1-month, 3-month and 6-month Term SOFR presented as an illustrative preview. These are currently derived from transaction prices and executable orders in CME SOFR futures using a methodology similar to that developed by the Federal Reserve in this working paper, and can also be adapted to include OIS data from available venues. In 2020 YTD to 9/30, CME SOFR futures volume has averaged $130 billion per day in representative notional* (historical breakdown below).

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During the prototype stage, Term SOFR are for information purposes only and are not for use as a reference in financial instruments.

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1 Month: SR1M Index <GO>

3 Month: SR3M Index <GO>

6 Month: SR6M Index <GO>

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A robust underlying data set

Term SOFR Reference Rates are based on an increasingly robust and resilient underlying data set. Bolstered by a deep and diverse pool of market participants, volume in CME SOFR futures has averaged $130 billion in representative notional per day in 2020*. Importantly, CME SOFR futures markets proved highly resilient amidst extreme volatility in Q1, with volumes reaching $188B notional per day.

Daily Volumes (in billions) anchoring the benchmark 2019 full year 2020 YTD to 9/30
1-Month Term SOFR** $44.8 $49.1
3-Month Term SOFR $68.5 $86.3
6-Month Term SOFR $80.9 $112.3
12-Month Term SOFR $86.8 $120.4
Daily Volumes (in billions) of STIR Products 2020 YTD to 9/30
CME SOFR Futures $129.8
CME Eurodollar Futures*** $2,183.8
   
Cleared SOFR OIS <1Yr $2.9

*Notional shown for illustrative purposes only, computed based on the value of an equivalent money market instrument with the same dollar-value-of-basis-point (DV01)

**For example, as of 12-Oct-2020 the 1-Month Term SOFR tenor has a reference period that overlaps with the following SOFR Futures: Oct’20 SR1, Nov’20 SR1, and the Sep’20 SR3

***If there has been a trigger event then in accordance with our webinar communications, the planned approach would convert all the CME Eurodollar futures into CME 3M SOFR futures.

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