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Is portability via indirect clearing under threat?

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As sell-side relationships are harder to come by, indirect clearing offers hope for smaller buy-side firms, but without mandated asset segregation many may find...

9Fin takes the win in Dragon’s Den

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Financial technology (fintech) firm 9Fin won the ‘Dragon’s Den’ event at FILS 2019, beating tough competition from Auquan and Scorable. Following a series of pitches...

Industry viewpoint : MTS : David Parker

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All-to-all trading: the corporate bond market revolution By David Parker, Head of Sales at MTS The promise of an increase in electronic trading in the less...

Europe’s government bond market hits electronic ceiling

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Electronification of rates in Europe could significantly enhance liquidity and boost trading. David Wigan investigates. Electronic trading of European government bonds may face a natural...

Viewpoint : Technology for OFTR securities : Susan Estes

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Time to awaken the sleeping giant Susan Estes, Co-Founder, CEO & President of OpenDoor Securities The tripling in size of the US Treasuries market over the...

Greenwich Associates: European fixed income trading becoming more concentrated

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Regulatory changes and difficult market conditions have made European fixed income a more challenging business for banks, according to analyst house Greenwich Associates, leading...

Corporate bonds : How big is credit? : Joel Clark

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STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR CREDIT PLATFORMS. As corporate bond trading platforms do battle, the size of the prize is not clear. Joel Clark reports. How much...

Rates: The risk of weighting sovereign debt

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By David Wigan. Sweden’s sovereign move has fired a risk weight debate. David Wigan reports. One of the lessons of recent European economic history is that...
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Corporate Bond E-Trading 3.0: The drivers ahead

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As electronic trading in the corporate bond market increases, those platforms and market participants who intend to be at the cutting edge of the...

The mob turns against equitisation

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A fierce defence of bond markets against ‘equitisation’ was mounted by Mike Poole, fixed income dealing manager at Jupiter Asset Management and David Walker, head...

EC launches wide ranging review of MiFID II/MiFIR and investment firms

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The European Commission (EC) has launched a ‘Review of the regulatory framework for investment firms and market operators’ to capture any perceived changes needed...

Neptune Profile

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NEPTUNE. The only one of the first-generation, pre-trade data providers to thrive, Neptune is a firm favourite. Described by its interim CEO, Byron Cooper-Fogarty, as...

First rise in sell-side FICC revenues for five years

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The first quarter of 2017 saw a recovery in dealer revenues in fixed income, currencies and commodities, rising 19% against Q1 2016 revenues according...

FIMSAC: MiFID II shows flaws in ‘equitisation’ of bond markets

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By Shobha Prabhu-Naik. Europe’s revamped Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) legislation MiFID II carries ideas from the equity markets into other markets but...

Crunching liquidity data

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Sifting the sands of market data for gems of price and liquidity requires a build of mapping and analytical technology often beyond the resources...

Swinburne: Traders should beware of radical change in Europe

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Brexit will mean that politics will take precedent over principal, when setting policy in Europe, warned Kay Swinburne MEP, speaking at the Fixed Income...

FILS 2018: Advent of AI sees traders reskill, retool

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By Chris Hall. Buy-side traders risk redundancy and irrelevance if they do not adapt to the opportunities for automation of fixed-income execution provided by new...
Jon Mawby

Buy-side firms warn on herding effect of QE

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By Aulia Beg. Portfolio managers have expressed concern about the ‘herding’ behaviour within the investment community, resulting from central banks’ quantitative easing (QE) programmes. In a...

Repurchase disagreements

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A calamitous year-end in 2016 has put the broken repo market firmly in the spotlight. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports. December 2016 saw Europe’s repurchase agreement...
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NNIP sees three areas of opportunity under moderate rate rise

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By Flora McFarlane. With the Fed expected to announce a third interest rate hike in December, and European counterparts likely to follow suit, investors have...

Fixed income up as investment bank revenues and headcount drop

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Fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) revenues were up 3% year-on-year for investment banks in 2019, halting a two-year slide, according to the latest...

Viewpoint : Automated trading : Gherardo Lenti Capoduri

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How automated can low touch get? Gherardo Lenti Capoduri, Head of Market Hub, Banca IMI speaks to The DESK. How are trading algos being applied in fixed...

Municipal mean reversion

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Dealers are now committing more capital in the muni market but future tax reforms threaten buy-side demand. Chris Hall reports. Is the US municipal bond...

Major firms rally around software standardisation

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Major firms rally around software standardisation The new OpenFin operating system, designed for use in finance houses, has gained considerable support for an initiative to...