Euro swaps clearing: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

Euro swaps clearing: hope for the best, prepare for the worst

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By Joel Clark. As the UK’s exit from the European Union edges closer, concern over the vexed question of clearing of euro-denominated swaps has intensified,...
The syndication trader

The syndication trader

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A syndication specialist could improve operational efficiency and give asset managers greater control over primary market activity, writes Dan Barnes. As primary markets evolve, a...
Charles River Development to be acquired by State Street Corporation

Charles River Development to be acquired by State Street Corporation

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Charles River Development, provider of the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS), will be acquired by State Street Corporation, a deal expected to be...
Massive buy-side appetite for alternative data as 90% see return on investment

Massive buy-side appetite for alternative data as 90% see return on investment

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By Flora McFarlane. Nearly half of asset managers and three-quarters of hedge funds intend to increase spending on alternative data sources in 2018, with 90%...
How to trade for alpha

How to trade for alpha

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Smart institutional trading desks can boost returns in support of investment management. Dan Barnes reports. If institutional portfolio management (PM) and investment trading were separated in...
Derivatives: Buying the benchmark

Derivatives: Buying the benchmark

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By Fred Maple. As ownership of fixed income indexes changes, buy-side traders are cautious of the impact. Fred Maple reports. Three major purchases of fixed income...
EC launches wide ranging review of MiFID II/MiFIR and investment firms

EC launches wide ranging review of MiFID II/MiFIR and investment firms

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The European Commission (EC) has launched a ‘Review of the regulatory framework for investment firms and market operators’ to capture any perceived changes needed...
AxeTrading links with Börse Stuttgart, Bond Port and adds Overbond pricing tool

AxeTrading links with Börse Stuttgart, Bond Port and adds Overbond pricing tool

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Börse Stuttgart is to resume business in €-corporate bonds with its long-standing partner Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI), via the AxeTrading platform. RBI will use...
Ipreo’s Investor Access first year sees strong uptake

Ipreo’s Investor Access first year sees strong uptake

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By Flora McFarlane. Ipreo, a global provider of workflow solutions and market intelligence, has released its growth statistics on usage of Investor Access, its real-time...
Greenwich Associates: European fixed income trading becoming more concentrated

Greenwich Associates: European fixed income trading becoming more concentrated

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Regulatory changes and difficult market conditions have made European fixed income a more challenging business for banks, according to analyst house Greenwich Associates, leading...
House of Representatives hearing: Volcker link to bond illiquidity tenuous

House of Representatives hearing: Volcker link to bond illiquidity tenuous

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Testimony given to the US House of Representatives on 29 March 2017 suggests the Volcker Rule cannot be directly blamed for poor liquidity in...
Fixed income platforms buoyed as all-to-all expands

Fixed income platforms buoyed as all-to-all expands

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Fixed income electronic trading platform operators have announced record trading volumes in the first quarter of 2017. MarketAxess, platform operator for dealer-to-client and all-to-all trading...