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Demotivated dealers

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...

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

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%...

Hiring spree sees banks bolster fixed-income desks

By Flora McFarlane. A Greenwich Associates report indicates banks are rebuilding their sales and trading desks in response to several quarters of growth in fixed...

Volcker repeal plans challenged

Ditching the Volcker Rule would have a limited effect on liquidity, but the enthusiasm for change exists. David Wigan writes. The Volcker Rule has been...

Connectivity platforms report FI deals ahead of MiFID II

By Sobia Hamid. The growth of electronic trading in fixed income is driving connectivity between trading platforms. In 2016, Greenwich Associates estimated electronic trading of...

Treasuries reform and the buy-side trading desk

Growing automation and market relationships will mean regulatory change is only part of the story. Dan Barnes investigates. Plans to make the US$543 billion-a-day US...

Buy-side desks swing extra US$2.1 million into fixed income trading technology

By Sobia Hamid. On average buy-side fixed income desks pushed US$2.1 million of additional budget into technology in 2016, according to new research from analyst...

Derivatives – Viable alternatives

Tougher capital and liquidity constraints for OTC assets are boosting exchange-traded products appeal to the buy side. Anna Reitman reports. As trading over-the-counter (OTC) for fixed...

How to get a better OMS

Electronification of bond trading makes order/execution management systems vital, yet traders feel they are having to push providers to keep pace. Dan Barnes reports. If...

Treasuries crunch: Sponging up Treasury liquidity

A considerable increase in trade failures, combined with falling volume and buy-and-hold strategies is creating a shallow market in US treasuries, making the October...