LSEG widens market maker spreads for government bonds, more ETFs

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The London Stock Exchange Group has increased market-maker spreads to 5% for all exchange-traded products (ETPs), exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and UK government bonds -...

How to secure balance sheet from your broker

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Buy- and sell-side veterans tell us the best practices which persuade brokers to take risk on their clients’ behalf. Finding sell-side partners to take the...

The 2020 vision for primary markets

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New platform launches in 2020 will see intense competition to manage the bond issuance process. Dan Barnes reports. Traders at buy-side firms are looking for...

How the Trumid takeover will affect Electronifie traders

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All-to-all US bond trading platform Trumid has agreed to buy fellow all-to-all trading platform Electronifie. Upon closing, the deal will mean the Trumid user...

Evolution through collaboration

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MiFID II and electronification are transforming the credit market – How can one benefit from this new environment to access liquidity and how can...

Credit: The liquid, green bond sea

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By Dan Barnes. Green bonds issuance is booming and investor appetite growing, making access to markets increasingly important. The size of the green bond market reached...

People’s Bank of China releases green bond certification guidelines

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By Flora McFarlane. The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has released guidance on the development of the green bond...

CSDR: Settlement ‘discipline’ could punish market liquidity

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A regulatory shadow hangs over the market as agencies battle to contain the impact. Chris Hall reports. As part of the European Commission’s efforts to...

Fear that ‘diversity washing’ could limit progress

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Mark Wade, head of credit research at Allianz Global Investors, has accused the financial services industry of ‘diversity washing’, during a debate about inclusivity...
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BondCliQ to provide corporate bond pricing in Charles River IMS

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Charles River Development, a State Street Company, is collaborating with BondCliQ to support clients with corporate bond pricing. The deal will provide traders and...

ICMA: Fully-automatic credit trading has grown; block liquidity has reduced

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The International Capital Markets Association has found 44% of buy-side trading desks have increased their use of rules-based, fully automated electronic execution compared with...

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...

Revisiting corporate credit amidst market volatility

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By Edward Perks (Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions). In 2018, rising inflation, higher US interest rates and escalating trade tensions...

MiFID II will push traders to renegotiate block approach

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By Flora McFarlane. Block-trading venues will multiply under MiFID II creating new challenges for buy and sell side say market observers. Venues trading in smaller...

Automating the fixed income workflow: data is king

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Automated trading is fast becoming the new normal in the global fixed income markets. Once considered too complex and nuanced for automation compared with...

Corporate bonds : How big is credit? : Joel Clark

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STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR CREDIT PLATFORMS. As corporate bond trading platforms do battle, the size of the prize is not clear. Joel Clark reports. How much...

Sterling dealers recommend SONIA as alternative to LIBOR

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The Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates – a group of major dealers active in sterling interest rate swap markets – has...

Seth Merrin stands down

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Seth Merrin is to stand down as chief executive of Liquidnet, the US broker he founded almost 20 years ago. He will remain as...

Industry viewpoint : smartTrade : Benjamin Becar

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Finding solutions Benjamin Becar, Fixed Income Product Manager at smartTrade Technologies, speaks to The DESK about how technology is key to overcoming buy-side fixed income...

Tabb: Derivatives boosting access to liquidity into 2019

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By Pia Hecher. Analyst firm TABB Group reports the number of market participants using corporate bond index futures and bond index total return swaps (TRSs)...

Bond pricing battle shutters Nordic funds

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Several Nordic fund managers have been shuttering fixed income funds, mainly in the corporate bond space, to allow them to get prices from banks...
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Middleton appointed global head of FI trading at T Rowe Price

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  Dwayne Middleton has been named the global head of fixed income trading at T Rowe Price, the US asset manager with US$1.12 trillion of...

Fixed income trading : Refinitiv

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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...

Why repo will not crash again

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In December 2016 Europe’s repo markets crashed and burned. This year may look healthier than last but finding liquidity can still prove challenging. Lynn...