Latin American Swap Clearing

Since 2014, cost pressures have continued to mount in the bilateral swap market and voluntary clearing of OTC products has increased. Interest rate swap clearing in G4 currencies has increased 80%, while clearing in the 17 currencies outside of the G4 has soared 238% across the industry.

CME is the global leader in Latin American (LatAm) swap clearing. Since launching MXN TIIE and Brazilian CDI swaps, volume and participants have continued to grow in what is now a deeply liquid cleared swap market. In response to strong customer demand, on May 21, 2018 we launched Chilean Peso (CLP) and Colombian Peso (COP) swap clearing. To enhance our customers capital efficiencies in their LatAm businesses, we offer regular compression cycles for Brazilian and Mexican swaps.

LatAm Highlights

  • Latin American Currencies: Nearly $30 billion ADV cleared in January
  • Chilean Peso IRS and Colombian Peso OIS: Rapid growth, with 67 participants clearing $2.4 billion ADV in January
  • Record Month MXN TIIE IRS:  January ADV $22.4 billion - 24% higher than the 2018 average
  • Leading Collateral Acceptance Policy that includes MBONOS and Cetes
  • $3.8 trillion notional via 12 compression cycles in LatAm currencies to date

Mexican Peso

  • December average daily volume of $14.3 billion
  • 207 participants clearing to date, including 32 Latin America-based firms
  • 40 liquidity providers
  • Broadened acceptance of Mexican Sovereign Debt for both OTC and listed products
  • Now supported out to 31 years

Brazilian Real

  • $10.1 billion ADV in 2018, open interest now exceeds $1.4 trillion
  • 133 participants clearing to date, including 34 new firms added this year
  • 21 liquidity providers


Chilean Peso and Colombian Peso

  • December average daily volume of $2.3 billion
  • $345 billion notional cleared to date
  • Accelerated growth with 65 participants, including 33 new participants since September 1
  • 21 liquidity providers and 11 FCMs live

Contract Specifications

  Product Type Maximum Maturity Floating Rate Index Settlement Currency Price Alignment Rate Variation Margin, Coupons and Fees Holiday Calendar Settlement & Business Day Convention FX Rate
Mexican Peso Interest rate Swap 31 Years MXN-TIIE-Banxico MXN Fed funds overnight rate adjusted by the FX overnight and tomorrow next rates MXN Mexico City MXN will be settled on a next day (T+1) basis Default will be ACT/365.FIXED  
Brazilian Real Zero Coupon Swap 10 Years BRL-CDI* USD Fed Funds Overnight Rate USD Brazil Business Day** USD will be settled on a next day (T+1) basis Default will be Bus/252 The below FX rate will be used to convert BRL coupon payments to USD: “ask” price reported on Bloomberg Page BZFXPTAX at approximately 1:15 p.m. Sao Paulo time, on the relevant date
Chilean Peso Interest Rate Swap, Zero Coupon Swap 20 Years CLP-TNA (Indice Cámara Promedio) USD Fed Funds Overnight Rate USD Santiago (CLSA) and New York (USNY) Santiago (CLSA) and New York (USNY) CLP.DOLAR.OBS/CLP10
Colombian Peso Overnight Index Swap 20 Years COP-IBR-OIS-COMPOUND USD Fed Funds Overnight Rate USD Bogotá (COBO) and New York (USNY) USD will be settled on a next day (T+1) basis.  Default will be ACT/360 COP.TRM/COP02

* Refers to the Overnight Brazilian Interbank Deposit Rate Annualized as the average of the DI-OVER-EXTRA Grupo as published by CETIP
** A business day in any of San Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia not otherwise declared as a financial market holiday by the BM&F

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