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The FILS Report

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

Focus resources on fixed income TCA, industry urged

Focus resources on fixed income TCA, industry urged

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By Joel Clark. Market participants and technology providers must focus their intelligence and resources on developing robust transaction cost analysis (TCA) for fixed income, in spite of the challenges that may be encountered in extracting...
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...
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...
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...
Italian lessons

Italian lessons

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Futures market and dealer engagement were both concerns during this year’s volatility, reports Dan Barnes. The tension between Italy’s government and the European Commission has seen bond yields rising, and market liquidity suffering. Although ripples...
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...
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...
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...
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...