On The Desk: Jim Switzer: On taking control

On The Desk: Jim Switzer: On taking control

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The AllianceBernstein credit trading desk has been refocused to handle market fragmentation and the withdrawal of dealer liquidity, giving its traders a commanding presence...
March sell-off has driven a longer-term shift towards all-to-all trading

March sell-off has driven a longer-term shift towards all-to-all trading

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Buyers and sellers were successfully finding opportunities in all-to-all trading as traditional liquidity tightened. Does that herald a permanent shift in behaviour? All-to-all trading came...
Greenwich Associates: Fixed-income future shaky for dealers

Greenwich Associates: Fixed-income future shaky for dealers

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By Flora McFarlane. Analyst firm Greenwich Associate’s report on investment banks trading European fixed income, has indicated that the first half of 2017’s buoyancy on...
Meet the new market makers

Meet the new market makers

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The DESK profiles six of the major electronic liquidity providers. Non-traditional market makers were seen to offer liquidity when many dealers pulled back in 2020....
HSBC Asset Management names Global Fixed Income CIO

HSBC Asset Management names Global Fixed Income CIO

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HSBC Asset Management has appointed Michael Cross in the newly created role of Global Fixed Income CIO. The fund manager said in a statement that...
Corporate Bond E-Trading 3.0: The drivers ahead

Corporate Bond E-Trading 3.0: The drivers ahead

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As electronic trading in the corporate bond market increases, those platforms and market participants who intend to be at the cutting edge of the...
Bloomberg adds Credit Benchmark data to terminal; expands relationship with Lombard Odier

Bloomberg adds Credit Benchmark data to terminal; expands relationship with Lombard Odier

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Bloomberg will make Credit Benchmark’s credit risk data – derived from the risk views of global financial institutions – available on the Bloomberg Terminal,...
Is issuance for the high jump?

Is issuance for the high jump?

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Data from CreditSights indicates the pace of US investment grade bond issuance fell from May, only to jump back in August, at a point...
Can retail order flow impact institutional trading?

Can retail order flow impact institutional trading?

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A new trend or only a one-off? Gherardo Lenti Capoduri, head of Market Hub & Umberto Menconi, head of Digital Markets Structures, Market Hub, talk...
Fed breaks silence on HFT in treasuries

Fed breaks silence on HFT in treasuries

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Having opened the US government debt market to high-frequency trading, authorities now push market participants to “be good citizens”. Dan Barnes reports. The Federal Reserve...
CME Group: Expectation of rates rises for BoE in December 2021 and Fed in September 2022

CME Group: Expectation of rates rises for BoE in December 2021 and Fed in...

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The CME Group’s central bank observations tools BoEWatch and FedWatch show that market expectations indicate increasing probability of a Bank of England rate rise...
BNP Paribas Asset Management names new head of global trading

BNP Paribas Asset Management names new head of global trading

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BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Sophie Lugiez as head of the Global Trading Function (GTF). Based in Paris, Lugiez reports to Rob Gambi,...