BNY Mellon adds agency MBS to new DTCC cleared repo sponsored member programme

BNY Mellon adds agency MBS to new DTCC cleared repo sponsored member programme

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US post-trade market infrastructure giant, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), has launched its Sponsored General Collateral (GC) Service, a new offering from...
MiFID II: An exercise in risk management 

MiFID II: An exercise in risk management 

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Gherardo Lenti Capoduri, head of Banca IMI’s Market Hub, speaks with The DESK about the capacity of firms on both sides of the street...
Could buy-side share data?

Could buy-side share data?

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Oscar Kenessey, head of derivatives, fixed income and currency trading at NNIP has suggested that sharing data between asset managers could help to overcome...
Top trends in fixed income electronification for 2018

Top trends in fixed income electronification for 2018

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By Flora McFarlane. Analyst firm Aite Group has predicted six electronification trends for fixed income in 2018, highlighting further room for expansion for fintech firms,...
Repurchase disagreements

Repurchase disagreements

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A calamitous year-end in 2016 has put the broken repo market firmly in the spotlight. Lynn Strongin Dodds reports. December 2016 saw Europe’s repurchase agreement...
Norges Bank adopts Bloomberg E-Bond for government securities

Norges Bank adopts Bloomberg E-Bond for government securities

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Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway, has adopted Bloomberg E-Bond as the trading platform for its inter-dealer market in Norwegian government bonds and...
SEC approves primary market database for US credit

SEC approves primary market database for US credit

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Last week US market regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) signed off the development of a single central source of new issue reference...
IHS Markit’s thinkFolio and Wave Labs partner

IHS Markit’s thinkFolio and Wave Labs partner

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IHS Markit’s thinkFolio investment platform is partnering with Wave Labs, a firm that has created fixed income tools to deliver a functional window for...
Regulation : Brokers warned on SI regime missteps : Dan Barnes

Regulation : Brokers warned on SI regime missteps : Dan Barnes

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Regulators have expressed concern over banks’ plans for operating systematic internalisers (SIs) under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). Dealers have...
SEC committee proposes TRACE block trading delay

SEC committee proposes TRACE block trading delay

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory committee met on 9 April 2018 to discuss a proposed pilot for a...
Will liquidity shifts bend or break US Treasuries?

Will liquidity shifts bend or break US Treasuries?

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Disclosed trading and internalisation are increasing as liquidity is wrung out of dealers and electronic market-makers. Chris Hall reports. As January’s storms ripped holes in...
Buy-side fights back against primary market pressure

Buy-side fights back against primary market pressure

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As new platforms promise to increase efficiency in bond issuance, buy-side firms are looking for leverage to drive change, and not only through technology. The...