SummaryOur back-to-back swap benchmark report compares customer swap transactions across years, regions, and bank asset size. Request your copy and learn more by joining us for a webinar that goes into the details of this report.
Last updated: February 3, 2022
Bank-earned swap fees
Average swap fees declined slightly during 2021 compared to elevated levels in 2020.
Swap volumes in 2021 were lower compared to heightened volumes experienced during 2020. Comparing 2021 to pre-pandemic years, volumes remained healthy considering market headwinds.
Credit spreads over one-month LIBOR
Average spreads declined quarter-over-quarter during 2021 after hitting a six-year high in October 2020.
Expectations for swap volumes for the first half of 2022
Many banks have more recently reported an increase in commercial loan demand and expect this trend to continue in 2022. We are seeing this increase in loan volume result in more robust hedging pipelines despite the current economic uncertainty.
Development of alternative indices to LIBOR
Alternative rate indices adoption was weak during the first three quarters of 2021. A strong movement towards TERM SOFR structures was noticeable in November and December and continued into the new year. Back-to-back swap activity in SOFR-COMPOUND, NYFED 30-day SOFR, BSBY and AMERIBOR currently remains limited. PRIME hedging volumes are consistent with prior years. These trends are noticeable for both indicative pricing on deal pipeline structures and executed transactions.
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Transactions in over-the-counter derivatives (or “swaps”) have significant risks, including, but not limited to, substantial risk of loss. You should consult your own business, legal, tax and accounting advisers with respect to proposed swap transaction and you should refrain from entering into any swap transaction unless you have fully understood the terms and risks of the transaction, including the extent of your potential risk of loss. This material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Chatham Hedging Advisors and could be deemed a solicitation for entering into a derivatives transaction. This material is not a research report prepared by Chatham Hedging Advisors. If you are not an experienced user of the derivatives markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, then you should not rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions. All rights reserved.22-0025