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Greenwich Associates: European fixed income trading becoming more concentrated

Regulatory changes and difficult market conditions have made European fixed income a more challenging business for banks, according to analyst house Greenwich Associates, leading...

Derivatives : Migrating benchmarks : Dan Barnes

LIBOR: WHEN TO JUMP ON THE SOFR The transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) to overnight indexed swap rates is moving, but when...

Uncertainty persists around process trades

A standardised approach to handling process trades would better support dealers. By David Wigan. In mid-February, the European Securities Market Association (ESMA) published a formal...

SSGA launches new bond ETF on Barclays Global Aggregate index

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate UCITS exchange traded fund (ETF). The fund is available unhedged on the...

SEC Fixed Income Committee: Debate on liquidity metrics

By Flora McFarlane. The often narrow focus of liquidity metrics in research was raised as a concern by the first meeting of the Security and...

Europe’s government bond market hits electronic ceiling

Electronification of rates in Europe could significantly enhance liquidity and boost trading. David Wigan investigates. Electronic trading of European government bonds may face a natural...

Greenwich Associates: Fixed-income future shaky for dealers

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...

Derivatives: Buying the benchmark

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...

Mike Rosborough, CalPERS: On truth and transparency

Dating back to the 1930s, the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is the largest pension fund in the United States. Mike Rosborough, senior portfolio...

Asset managers ‘not investment firms’ under MiFID II?

By Flora McFarlane & Dan Barnes. Several European investment managers have reportedly claimed that they will not be classified as investment firms under the revised...

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