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Up to date reporting on and around The Fixed Income Leaders Summit, Amsterdam, 6-8 November 2018

Trading automation in the fixed income market

Trading automation in the fixed income market

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Nicholas Bean, Head of Electronic Trading Solutions, and Ravi Sawhney, Head of Fixed Income Automation at Bloomberg speak to The DESK. How much of the fixed income trading lifecycle can be automated? Nicholas Bean: All functions of...
Developing liquid, sustainable markets in SOFR and SONIA

Developing liquid, sustainable markets in SOFR and SONIA

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In conversation with Mark Rogerson, executive director, head of interest rate products, EMEA, CME Group Momentum is gathering in the development of alternative reference rates to replace LIBOR and the other IBORs. How is CME...
Smart deployment of tech is key to boost FI desk effectiveness

Smart deployment of tech is key to boost FI desk effectiveness

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Mehmet Mazi, Managing Director and Head of Credit Trading at HSBC, gives his expert insight into optimising the trading desk. Where are the greatest risks for trading desks today? I think price discovery in OTC /...
FILS 2018: Brexit may further impede transparency

FILS 2018: Brexit may further impede transparency

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By Joel Clark. Nearly a year on from the implementation of MiFID II, the rulebook has still not achieved its objective of increasing transparency in European fixed income markets. Furthermore, the advent of Brexit in...
Take a modular approach to layering regs, industry told

Take a modular approach to layering regs, industry told

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By Joel Clark. Having implemented multiple regulations on a standalone basis over the past decade, market participants must now take a more flexible modular approach that allows systems to be modified and tweaked as rulebooks...
Euro swaps clearing: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

Euro swaps clearing: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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By Joel Clark. As the UK’s exit from the European Union edges closer, concern over the vexed question of clearing of euro-denominated swaps has intensified, but clearing house officials and market participants speaking at the...
AGI’s Böss: Margin compression and frustration with regulators

AGI’s Böss: Margin compression and frustration with regulators

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Doing more with less, and frustration with regulatory initiatives are the biggest stories for buy-side firms said Eric Böss, global head of trading at Allianz Global Investors, at the plenary session of the Fixed...
FILS Amsterdam: Traders are fighting on several fronts

FILS Amsterdam: Traders are fighting on several fronts

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By Dan Barnes. Traders are still fighting for better data and transparency – in the right places – at FILS Amsterdam 2018, but the elephant in the room is Brexit. There are concerns about the...
The reward of risk

The reward of risk

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By Larry E. Fondren, Founder & CEO, DelphX Capital Markets Inc. Traditional risk/reward comparisons treat the effective cost of an investment’s risk as a decrement to its potential return – overlooking the additional potential return...
FCA “utterly useless” engaging with EU over Brexit

FCA “utterly useless” engaging with EU over Brexit

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By Chris Hall. Veteran city commentator Anthony Hilton delivered a harsh verdict on the UK financial regulators’ efforts to support Britain’s finance industry ahead of the country’s departure from the European Union, speaking on the...
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