High demand for effective trading protocols

Buy-side traders, whether heavily reliant on voice trading or moving to a more electronic execution model, say they are keen to find effective protocols that...

Viewpoint : The importance of the market maker : Igor Burlakov

Better execution through sell-side innovation Igor Burlakov, head of Capital Markets at Sova Capital sees the impact of lower rates and reduced volatility impacting trading...

Connectivity vs relationship control is on the agenda at FILS

Support for streaming firm prices is contingent on connectivity between price-makers and price-takers; a big question which will play out over this year’s Fixed...
Peter Rippon, CEO, OpenGamma

How to overcome the hidden challenges of new derivatives regulation : OpenGamma

By Peter Rippon, CEO, OpenGamma. New regulation introduced to mitigate the systemic risk associated with both cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives has also brought about additional...

Fixed income trading : Refinitiv

A look at current market challenges and the leading-edge tools that can mean the difference between success and failure. By Alexandre Hardouin, Refinitiv     Trusted data is...

Industry viewpoint : Get ready for SFTR reporting with MTS

By Tom Harry SFTR reporting obligations are fast approaching. The first wave of reporting under the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR) is set to commence...

Trading desk : Micro-opportunities : The DESK

How asset managers capture micro-alpha opportunities Setting up your desk correctly can help to boost returns for funds and clients. When an opportunity arises for a...

Trading protocols : Portfolio trading : Lynn Strongin Dodds

The burgeoning portfolio trading business Electronic portfolio trading offers an efficient execution channel for baskets of bonds, but Lynn Strongin Dodds finds there are several...

Viewpoint : Automated trading : Gherardo Lenti Capoduri

How automated can low touch get? Gherardo Lenti Capoduri, Head of Market Hub, Banca IMI speaks to The DESK. How are trading algos being applied in fixed...

Viewpoint : Best execution in derivatives : Liam Huxley

Taking the proper steps The DESK speaks to Liam Huxley, CEO of Cassini Systems about best execution in derivatives. How well developed is the best execution process...

Industry viewpoint : Accessing China’s bond market with HSBC

Outlining the market impact of the latest changes in the Chinese bond market, Tony Shaw, Head of Institutional Sales APAC at HSBC, discusses the...

Viewpoint : Emerging markets trading : Craig McLeod

Hold the phone! Craig McLeod, Co-Head of EM, MarketAxess explains why Request for Market is electrifying emerging markets trading. This article all about data...

On The DESK : Marc Wyatt: On reputation

Marc Wyatt, head of Global Trading at T. Rowe Price explains why, in an industry under pressure, standing up to your commitments is fundamental...

The mob turns against equitisation

A fierce defence of bond markets against ‘equitisation’ was mounted by Mike Poole, fixed income dealing manager at Jupiter Asset Management and David Walker, head...

CSDR warning for EM bond liquidity

The mandatory buy-in regime that will be introduced next year by Europe’s Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) could have negative consequences in the less-liquid...

LIBOR risks growing

Philip Whitehurst, head of service development at clearing house LCH has warned delegates at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit to take FCA warnings seriously regarding...

Concerns mount over stalled connectivity and price distribution

Fixed income traders still lack the direct connectivity they need to protect pricing and control data flow, according to leading buy-side stakeholders. Speaking at the...

Could buy-side share data?

Oscar Kenessey, head of derivatives, fixed income and currency trading at NNIP has suggested that sharing data between asset managers could help to overcome...

China bonds on track despite delay

The recent decision by FTSE Russell not to include Chinese bonds in its World Government Bond Index and other benchmarks will not have a...

Hult: The dealer business is changing

Who are the big beasts of the bond markets today? The red ink on banks’ recent quarterly earnings reports writes the latest chapter in...

Did MiFID II spark a revolution?

An ‘all-star panel’ provided contrasting views on the pace of change being wrought by regulation and technology in Tuesday morning’s session, ‘Embracing a new...

Plenary: Tips to be the best trading desk

A sophisticated analysis of trading impact, total cost and the market ecosystem is imperative to the success of a buy-side fixed income trading desk, said...

Funding the green transition

How on God’s green earth are fixed-income portfolio managers supposed to negotiate the minefield of sustainable investing, given the myriad pitfalls and bear traps...

Electronic liquidity providers push for reform

The buy side relationship with alternative liquidity providers was strained five years ago after the high-frequency traders and their reputations – and business models...