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BlackRock sees rising fixed income allocations

By Pia Hecher. BlackRock has reported that 38% of buy-side firms intend to increase fixed income allocations in 2019, up from 29% last year. The firm’s...

Treasuries HFT hack test results released

The impact of a simulated cyberattack on a high-frequency trading (HFT) firm in the US Treasury (UST) market has been released by the Treasury...

Rates : Fully automatic? : Dan Barnes

Market volatility may shift rates back to voice in 2019 If predicted volatility pushes firms towards voice trading next year, rates traders will suffer from...

Viewpoint : Technology for OFTR securities : Susan Estes

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...

IHS Markit and CBPC open up China’s bond market with new...

By Shobha Prabhu-Naik. Business information provider IHS Markit has launched new onshore Chinese bond market indices, which it claims are the first international, independent fixed...

ESMA lacks data to test bond market concerns

By Pia Hecher. Regulators have acknowledged that bond market data is so sparse, even post-MiFID II, that they are unable to test execution quality concerns....

Rates : Munis : Dan Barnes

Return of muni futures shows the market’s got moxie. The municipal bond market is addressing its problems head on and in doing so, defying...

China Bond Connect launches real-time DvP and block trading

By Pia Hecher. Mutual market access scheme Bond Connect, the platform linking investors from Mainland China and overseas, implemented real-time delivery-versus-payment (RDvP) and introduced a...

NEX Markets CEO questions Thomson Reuters price claim

By Pia Hecher. Seth Johnson, chief executive officer of NEX Markets, operator of US Treasury marketplace BrokerTec, talks about the firm’s data distribution strategy, including...

GAM raises spectre of illiquidity and redemption

By Pia Hecher. Global Asset Management (GAM) fund boards suspended all subscriptions and redemptions in its unconstrained/absolute return bond funds (ARBF) on 31 July 2018....

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