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...
Are your traders for hire?

Are your traders for hire?

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Growing numbers of asset managers are hiring third parties to provide their trading desks. Dan Barnes investigates. Fixed income funds are under increasing pressure to...
Refinitiv Lipper Research: Investors looking to reduce interest rate risk

Refinitiv Lipper Research: Investors looking to reduce interest rate risk

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A new report on the first quarter of 2021 from Refinitiv Lipper Research has found that fixed income funds posted a return of negative...
Exoé signs Sherpa Edge Trading as linked agent in Northern Europe

Exoé signs Sherpa Edge Trading as linked agent in Northern Europe

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Sherpa Edge Trading is entering into a linked agent agreement with outsourced trading provider Exoé. This partnership will bring Exoé’s buy-side outsourced multi-asset trading...
OpenDoor launches all-to-all platform in US Treasury market

OpenDoor launches all-to-all platform in US Treasury market

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OpenDoor Securities has launched a trading platform focussed on the less liquid segments of the US Treasury bond market. Nearly three dozen firms representing...
Government & municipal bonds | Investor paradox | Dan Barnes

Government & municipal bonds | Investor paradox | Dan Barnes

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SWIMMING WITH GOVERNMENTS. Government agencies are issuers, rival investors, market regulators and controllers of interest rates; how do asset managers handle them? Dan Barnes writes. Central...
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,...
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...
Electronic trading for corporate bonds – enhancing efficiency and addressing brokerage costs

Electronic trading for corporate bonds – enhancing efficiency and addressing brokerage costs

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By Frank Cerveny, Global Head of Relationship Management, MTS Markets Electronic trading has been on the rise, driven in large part by automation, greater transparency...
The Fed and BlackRock’s bond-buying criteria challenged

The Fed and BlackRock’s bond-buying criteria challenged

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Detail around the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF) and Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF) launched by the Federal Reserve Bank of New...
SEC report highlights dealer threat to buy-side allocations in primary markets

SEC report highlights dealer threat to buy-side allocations in primary markets

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US market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has reported buy-side firms feel pressured not to publicly speak out about the challenges of...
MTS turns 20 years of repo market experience and innovation towards the buy side

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...