Acuiti today publishes The Growing Opportunity in Derivatives Clearing report. This report was produced in partnership with ION.
Since the global financial crisis of 2008, FCM revenues have been buffeted by the twin headwinds of historically low interest rates and lower volumes in global derivatives markets. Today, the headwinds have reserved. With both interest rates and volumes on the rise, the economics of clearing have improved exponentially.
In this report, Acuiti and ION explore the impact that rising rates will have on competition for FCMs and whether the long-standing decline in providers will reverse as a result of the improved conditions.
- The landscape for FCMs is likely to become more competitive over the next five years as the decline in providers reverses
- Incumbent FCMs are increasing their memberships in the face of client demand and rising rates
- New entrants to the market will innovate and bring new market structure to traditional finance
- Competition will be of benefit to the overall market
Download the full report below.