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

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...
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...
IA opens best ex debate

IA opens best ex debate

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by Dan Barnes. The risks of pushing for quantitative execution analysis, when too little data exists to support it, have been revealed in a whitepaper published by the Investment Association (IA). Produced in association with industry...
FILS 2018: Advent of AI sees traders reskill, retool

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 technologies, delegates were told in the FILS panel session on...
As QE sails into history, investors look to unfamiliar shores

As QE sails into history, investors look to unfamiliar shores

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By Chris Hall. The end of quantitative easing has been long signposted by central banks, but there are still sufficient sources of uncertainty to keep fixed-income investors on their toes over the next 12-18 months....
Python eats traders

Python eats traders

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By Chris Hall. Balancing man and machine will be the critical success factor for buy-side trading desks, delegates were told in Thursday’s head trader keynote panel, with coding languages such as ‘Python’ becoming a key...
Repo: productivity and profitability opportunities

Repo: productivity and profitability opportunities

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By Tim Martins, Product Manager for Money Markets and Derivatives at MTS. Repo workflow: the sales and relationship opportunity... B2C repo workflow hasn’t changed much for a long time. Client enquiries come in via a separate...
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...
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...
Man AHL co-CEO outlines value of AI in asset management

Man AHL co-CEO outlines value of AI in asset management

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By Dan Barnes. The extent to which AI can be used in the investment and trading space is fiercely debated. Matthew Sargaison, co-chief executive officer, Man AHL and Marco Fasoli managing partner at AI Machines, spoke at...
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