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Pulling Together the Fixed Income Picture

November 1, 2017 Comments (0)           

There is an information gap in fixed income markets. They lack any legacy of centralized infrastructure, have never distributed consolidated price data, and inevitably regulation does not require orders to be pushed around looking for best bid / offer because there is no consolidated record of a national best bid and offer (NBBO).
Several developments have widened these gaps. Firstly, the low interest rate environment has encouraged bond issuance to reach record levels, increasing the number...

Too much choice in fixed income trading?

September 18, 2017 Comments (0)           

Navigating price discovery and execution on the fixed income markets is time consuming and costly. Many platforms and venues have launched over the last few years in an attempt to make trading easier. Now there are so many that the market has become more complicated. Unless investment firms can connect to platforms and liquidity easily, they are faced with too much choice. There is a high level of risk – and potentially cost – attached to any connection, and firms need transparency...