Industry viewpoint : SIX Swiss Exchange : Frédéric Messein

Industry viewpoint : SIX Swiss Exchange : Frédéric Messein

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Better interdealer execution generates natural liquidity Banks’ reticence to trade with clients is a consequence of the cost of carrying risk; SIX Corporate Bonds de-risks...
Missing liquidity – Zen and the art of liquidity maintenance

Missing liquidity – Zen and the art of liquidity maintenance

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Regulators cannot find the liquidity problem that traders see daily, threatening to set rules for game ‘A’, when game ‘B’ is played out in the markets. Chris...
AGI’s Böss: Margin compression and frustration with regulators

AGI’s Böss: Margin compression and frustration with regulators

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Doing more with less, and frustration with regulatory initiatives are the biggest stories for buy-side firms said Eric Böss, global head of trading at...
Repo: productivity and profitability opportunities

Repo: productivity and profitability opportunities

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By Tim Martins, Product Manager for Money Markets and Derivatives at MTS. Repo workflow: the sales and relationship opportunity... B2C repo workflow hasn’t changed much for...
Let’s be open….

Let’s be open….

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Herb Werth, Managing Director, IHS Markit As capital markets innovators, one area where we’ve spent considerable time recently has been new issuance. At first glance,...
UBS Profile

UBS Profile

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UBS BOND PORT. Adopting an agency approach has allowed UBS to deliver a service that has eluded many other banks via Bond Port. As a...
Technology : Trader engagement : Dan Barnes

Technology : Trader engagement : Dan Barnes

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Helping traders to think like engineers The gap between the technology a trading team wants and the technology it gets is often wide; helping them...
Pre-trade data demand grows and platform concentration weakens

Pre-trade data demand grows and platform concentration weakens

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The 5th Annual Trading Intentions Survey sees a hunger for data and a surge in new liquidity tools. Key takeaways: •          Massive growth for crossing / mid-point...
Demotivated dealers

Demotivated dealers

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By Flora McFarlane. Sell-side bond trading is losing its lustre for traders, according to Greenwich Associates research. Increasing automation and regulatory changes may be the...
Greenwich: Data analytics now more valued than market structure knowledge

Greenwich: Data analytics now more valued than market structure knowledge

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Three out of four capital markets professionals say data analysis will be the most valued skill on trading desks over the next five years,...
The DESK on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed

The DESK on Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed

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The Desk's managing editor, Dan Barnes, was a guest on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed, discussing the role of retail traders in the market,...
MiFID II:  New dealer economics

MiFID II: New dealer economics

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Explicit commission payments and a tabloid-style of attention-grabbing research are on the cards under MiFID II, as it reinvents investment economics in fixed income. No-one...