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What the regulators don’t know about spoofing

What the regulators don’t know about spoofing

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At least 5% of treasuries volume is self-trading yet the legality of these trades is unchecked. Dan Barnes, reports. Self-trading is defined as a transaction in...
Italian engineering

Italian engineering

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The longstanding debt market in Italy offers a good source of insight into the impact of changing rules around best execution and transparency in...
Morgan Stanley: Fed buying programme has benefits beyond direct purchases

Morgan Stanley: Fed buying programme has benefits beyond direct purchases

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Analysis of the Federal Reserve’s Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) by Morgan Stanley analysts has found that its purchases of exchange traded funds...
Fixed income is Nasdaq’s greatest challenge

Fixed income is Nasdaq’s greatest challenge

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By Flora McFarlane. Market operator Nasdaq has reported second quarter revenues from fixed income, commodities and currency (FICC) remained at US$19 million from Q1 2017,...
US Treasury market change catalysed by proprietary trading firms

US Treasury market change catalysed by proprietary trading firms

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Proprietary trading firms are driving change faster than the interdealer brokers, writes David Wigan. Direct streaming of pricing data is changing the historical client/dealer relationship...
SEC creates unit to tackle emerging risks

SEC creates unit to tackle emerging risks

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has created the Event and Emerging Risks Examination Team (EERT) in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)....
OpenDoor launches all-to-all dark pool for on-the-run US Treasuries

OpenDoor launches all-to-all dark pool for on-the-run US Treasuries

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OpenDoor Securities has launched an all-to-all marketplace for on-the-run (OTR) US Treasuries. The anonymous order book will US Treasury venue to offer non-discriminatory pricing in benchmarks...
Automation in the life-cycle of a trade

Automation in the life-cycle of a trade

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  By Oliver Clark, Head of Product Development, MTS. The role of the fixed income trader is radically and rapidly transforming. As more workflow shifts onto...
Let’s be open….

Let’s be open….

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Herb Werth, Managing Director, IHS Markit As capital markets innovators, one area where we’ve spent considerable time recently has been new issuance. At first glance,...
Fed: No bond ETF fees for BlackRock; JP Morgan still AWOL

Fed: No bond ETF fees for BlackRock; JP Morgan still AWOL

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Under the new Federal Reserve asset purchasing programme, BlackRock, the asset manager which is acting as the trading function for the programme, will charge...
Traders grapple with bigger syndicates and more issuance

Traders grapple with bigger syndicates and more issuance

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To handle wider syndicates and greater volumes of issuance, traders cannot rely on manual processes. Chris Hall investigates. “There has been no real improvement in...
Sterling dealers recommend SONIA as alternative to LIBOR

Sterling dealers recommend SONIA as alternative to LIBOR

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The Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates – a group of major dealers active in sterling interest rate swap markets – has...