Market news | Treasury liquidity

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Fed warns on liquidity mirage for US treasuries. Making a real-time assessment of market liquidity across multiple venues is more difficult due to high-frequency trading...

Neptune providing real-time bond inventory data to Charles River

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Charles River Development and Neptune Networks are collaborating to provide buy-side clients of Charles River’s Order and Execution Management System (OEMS) with aggregated, real-time...

“Tourists” in emerging markets challenge liquidity

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Emerging markets have had a volatile year, intensifying the pressure on asset managers gain better access to liquidity and pricing. Pinebridge Investments’ Chris Perryman,...

Viewpoint : Best execution in derivatives : Liam Huxley

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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...

Hult: The dealer business is changing

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

Trading Technologies streamlines AI surveillance for fixed income and futures

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By Pia Hecher. Trading Technologies (TT), the producer of trading software platforms for automated buying and selling of futures, options and cryptocurrencies, has integrated its...

Trading Intentions Survey 2016 : The DESK

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Building on data gathered in our 2015 Trading Intention’s Survey, The DESK presents its findings for 2016. The respondents. This year we had 70 responses from...

MiFID II: Five concerns

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Chris Hall explores the five primary concerns that credit traders have about MiFID II. “MiFID II is not yet in force, but its impact is...

FENICS USTreasuries launch : Howard Lutnick : BGC Partners

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Howard Lutnick: Revolutionising Treasury trading Adapting its interdealer expertise for a buy‑side market, BGC is creating a unique trading mechanism to modernise the cash Treasury...
Rick McVey, MarketAxess

MarketAxess volumes up 16.4%; EM and all-to-all lead growth

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By Pia Hecher. Venue operator and data provider MarketAxess has announced its second quarter results with significant upward trends in overall trading volume, including Open...
Mike du Plessis & Mark Goodman, UBS

Vive la revolution!

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Securing the benefits of the markets’ democratic revolution. By Mike du Plessis, Managing Director, Global Head FX, Rates and Credit Execution Services and Mark Goodman,...

Could OpenFin be as big as Bloomberg?

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Connectivity between technologies and between trading participants is a perennial problem for bond trading desks. Hooking up with a new trading platform or service...

Regulation Automated Trading – The finishing line

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Lynn Strongin Dodds asks whether the CFTC can get the bill passed before the election and what its impact will be if it does. The...

MTS turns 20 years of repo market experience and innovation towards the buy side

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Sell-side dealers have long benefited from the efficiencies and liquidity that electronic trading brings to the Cash bond and Repo markets. Now, as it...

PIMCO tells IOSCO all-to-all trading needed for transparency

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Emmanuel Roman, chief executive officer at PIMCO, has made a case for disintermediation / all-to-all trading being the only method to deliver transparency in...

Algomi taps bonds held in custody to release liquidity

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BNY Mellon and HSBC are each partnering with pre-trade bond data specialist Algomi, to expand corporate bond trading opportunities for their custody clients and...

Chinese corporates on agenda for Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index

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Corporate bond inclusion is going to be on the agenda for this year's Index Advisory Council, Bloomberg has confirmed, following the inclusion of Chinese...

No respite for Italian volatility

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By Chris Hall. Political uncertainties will continue to guarantee challenging conditions for investors in Italian government bonds well into 2019, according to speakers on Thursday’s...

Mark Carney says bitcoin has ‘pretty much failed’ as money

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Speaking at Regents University on 19 February, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, said bitcoin, “has pretty much failed” on providing...

Industry viewpoint : Tradeweb : Bhas Nalabothula

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HOW CAN TRADERS BUILD OUT THEIR MULTI-ASSET TRADING CAPABILITIES? For buy-side firms to increase low-touch execution capabilities across instruments,new trading protocols are needed. The DESK...

Securities Financing : US repo : Lynn Strongin Dodds

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T-Bills swamp the market but repo stays afloat Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at the US repo market and how it is staying liquid. Views are divided...

Fixed income up as investment bank revenues and headcount drop

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Fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) revenues were up 3% year-on-year for investment banks in 2019, halting a two-year slide, according to the latest...

SSGA: Treasuries, convertibles and EM on the cards for 2019

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By Vineet Naik. State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is predicting that US Treasuries, convertible bonds and emerging market (EM) debt will see increased investment in...

QE: A rush for the exit

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Fixed income portfolios need to be reassessed in preparation for the end of asset purchasing programmes. Dan Barnes reports. Quantitative easing has wound up an...