Interest Rate Swap

An interest rate swap (IRS) is a popular and highly liquid financial derivative instrument in which two parties agree to exchange interest rate cash flows, based on a specified notional amount from a fixed rate to a floating rate (or vice versa) or from one floating rate to another. Interest rate swaps are commonly used for both hedging and speculating.
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  • Global exchanges in fight for Asia clearing market share

    … slight. It's not obvious that gaining an Australia clearing licence will change this. This is despite the recent rapid expansion of the country's onshore market with interest rate swap (IRS) volumes cleared by local banks increasing from 19% to 27% of the total notional principal outstanding over the first six months of 2014, according to a September…

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