Fixed income Archive

July 25, 2013

Xtrakter acquisition pushes MarketAxess revenue growth

The acquisition of pre- and post-trade reporting firm Xtrakter by MarketAxess in March, has helped push second quarter revenues for the fixed-income trading specialist up by 34.3%, year-on-year. read more>

June 27, 2013

Bid-ask spread index launched for credit market

MarketAxess has launched an index to enable market participants to identify trends in liquidity and transaction costs in credit markets. read more>

May 29, 2013

Nasdaq Dubai to launch Sukuk and bonds trading platform

Middle Eastern exchange Nasdaq Dubai is set to open a platform for on-exchange trading of Islamic and conventional bonds. read more>

May 22, 2013

Fixed income market reform forces banks to adapt

Banks must adapt to changes in the fixed income market in order to gain a competitive advantage, according to research published by London-based consultancy GreySpark Partners today. read more>

May 03, 2013

FIX bond adoption set to open up cross-asset efficiencies

Major execution venues active in electronic bond trading are committing to adopting open standardised protocols, said Sassan Danesh, managing partner, Etrading Software, and co-chair of message standards body FIX Protocol Limited (FPL) global fixed income committee. read more>

May 03, 2013

Electronic trading set to mushroom for US corporate bonds?

Research firm Aite Group has issued a report that concludes electronic institutional trading models are set to increase their participation in the US corporate bond trading markets. read more>

April 25, 2013

FTSE takes on RMB indices in bond index push

The FTSE Group will take over the calculations for offshore RMB fixed income indices created by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) as part of an agreement to develop a series of new benchmarks. read more>

April 22, 2013

MTS Credit ‘in no rush’ after first bank commits to buy-side access

Crédit Agricole has become the first bank to provide sponsored access to its buy-side clients on London Stock Exchange-owed non-government bonds platform MTS Credit – but the bourse says it is in no hurry to add others immediately. read more>

April 16, 2013

Nomura joins S&P to create bond indices

Nomura will develop new fixed income indices as part of new collaboration with S&P Dow Jones Indices, based on the Japanese investment bank's Bond Performance Index. read more>

April 03, 2013

Bond funds draw Asian investor interest further afield

According to figures from research firm Strategic Insight, an affiliate of The TRADE, bond funds in 2012 captured comparatively high inflows in Asia compared to equity funds, with implications for outbound investment from individual Asian markets. read more>