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Swap futures offer interest rate swap exposure with the margin efficiency, simplicity and safety of a standardized futures contract.

Benefits of Swap futures:

  • Lower margin levels of standardized products
  • Automatic margin offset versus Treasury and Eurodollar futures
  • Avoid added funding costs often charged on initial margin for cleared IRS
  • Flexible execution methods – central limit order book trading or privately negotiate blocks and EFP/EFR package trades
  • Expanded product choice and greater capital efficiencies with Eris Swap futures now listed on CBOT

Swap futures news

Eris SOFR/CME Cleared OTC Swap Portfolio Margining

CME is expanding its portfolio margining offering for IRS products to include ERIS SOFR-based Swap Futures in addition to existing eligible products. This enhancement will be enabled in the production environment on February 27, 2023, and can result in 85-95% reductions in margin for portfolios of Eris SOFR positions hedged with equivalent offsetting CME cleared swaps.

CME Clearing Advisory: Addition of ERIS SOFR-based Swap Futures for Portfolio Margining with OTC IRS

Learn more about how OTC PM impacts Eris Swap Futures markets

Published: Final Conversion Plan for Eris LIBOR Products

Following a lengthy validation period, CME Group has published its finalized methodology detailing the approach for converting Eris LIBOR to Eris SOFR contracts.

View Eris LIBOR Conversion Plan

Product Suite

MAC Swap Futures (SOFR-indexed & Libor-indexed)

  • Offering futures efficiency, with delivery certainty into a SOFR or Libor-based MAC swap
  • USD-denominated quarterly contracts expire on IMM dates; 2-, 5-, 7-, 10-, 20- and 30-year underlying tenors
  • $100K contract size
  • Quoted in terms of NPV (100 points represent the par value of $100,000 – each full point equates to $1,000)
  • At expiration, all open positions deliver into CME Group Cleared Interest Rate Swaps
  • Settlement: Physical delivery of IRS that meets delivery standard

MAC Swap Futures Product Overview

MAC SOFR contract specs

Eris Swap Futures (SOFR-, Libor-, and BSBY-Indexed)

  • Standardized, quarterly IMM start date swaps, offered as efficient CME Group futures contracts
  • SOFR-indexed contracts replicate the cash flows of a vanilla OTC SOFR OIS and Libor-indexed contracts replicate the cash flows of a vanilla OTC 3-month Libor Swap
  • Quarterly IMM effective dates in tenors of 1-(SOFR and BSBY only), 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 7-, 10-, 12-, 15-, 20- and 30-year underlying maturities, with pre-determined fixed coupons versus either O/N SOFR or 3M
  • No forced expiry or delivery on quarterly IMM swap effective dates; open positions may be rolled to the next IMM dated contract or held open to as late as the underlying tenor maturity
  • Front IMM effective dated contracts and off-the-run (past IMM effective date) contracts settle daily to a swap curve calibrated to re-price front contract order book mid prices at 3pm ET (Eris publishes settlement discount factors at approximately 3.40pm ET daily)
  • Contracts follow the Eris Methodology®, which captures swap NPV, past fixed and floating coupons and price alignment interest into the settlement daily price, permitting a traditional swap to be listed as a futures contract

Eris SOFR Primer and Contract Specifications

Eris Libor Primer and Contract Specifications

Eris BSBY Primer and Contract Specifications

Delayed Quotes

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MAC Swap Futures Resources

Spreading Treasury Futures and MAC Swap Futures
Read a report that discusses the capital efficiencies of spreading Treasury futures with MAC Swap Futures.

MAC Swap Futures Correlation to OTC Swap Rates
Review the correlations between MAC Swap Futures prices and the corresponding par spot-starting interest rate swap (IRS) rates.

Delivery Manual for MAC Swap Futures
Get an overview of the physical delivery process for MAC Swap futures.

Pricing & Analysis on Bloomberg
Read contract descriptions, hedge ratio analysis, and more for MAC Swap Futures.

Understanding MAC Swap Futures
Learn more about MAC Swap Futures, including trading strategy, how to measure risk, and more.

Eris Swap Futures Resources

Eris Live

Futures prices and equivalent par swap rates, contract DV01s/PV01s, maintenance margins, and other trading essentials

Eris Contract Lookup Tool

Searchable list of all Eris contracts, providing contract dates, coupon, futures price and price components: swap NPV, past coupons and price alignment interest

Eris Market Data Files

A guide to retrieving Eris SOFR and Libor settlement discount factors and settlement data

Eris SOFR Block Market Makers

Eris Swap Futures Use Cases
Sample use cases for Eris Swap futures, including trading Treasury swap spreads and more.

Video tutorial series: The essentials of Eris Swap futures

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