The latest data from the Bank for International Settlements over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives statistics shows a decrease in gross market value and gross credit exposure in the second half of 2021 versus the second half of 2020, but a slight increase in notional outstanding.
Key highlights include:
- OTC derivatives notional outstanding rose by 2.8% at year-end 2021 compared to year-end 2020 and fell by 1.9% versus mid-year 2021.
- The gross market value of OTC derivatives contracts at year-end 2021 was 21.2% lower compared to year-end 2020 and 1.4% lower versus mid-year 2021.
- Gross credit exposure – gross market value after netting – decreased by 24.7% at year-end 2021 compared to year-end 2020 and fell by 6.6% compared to mid-year 2021.
- Market participants reduced their mark-to-market exposure by about 79.6% at year-end 2021 due to close-out netting.
The full report is available at https://www.isda.org/a/TsWgE/Key-Trends-in-the-Size-and-Composition-of-OTC-Derivatives-Markets-in-the-Second-Half-of-2021.pdf