Fixed income

September 11, 2014

Buy-side braces for glut of new fixed income platforms

A new wave of fixed income trading platforms are set to launch in the coming months and, while they are each taking a different approach, all are targeting the buy-side as the key to unlocking liquidity.

OTC connectivity initiative receives buy-side backingSeptember 10, 2014

OTC connectivity initiative receives buy-side backing

An ambitious project to simplify connectivity for OTC trades has received the backing of 25 market participants, including major institutional asset managers, and expects to begin its first phase of implementation before the end of the year.

Slow fixed income markets drive research demandSeptember 05, 2014

Slow fixed income markets drive research demand

The buy-side’s demand for fixed-income research, and its willingness to pay for it, has increased dramatically over the past two years, notes a recently published research report from industry analysis firm Greenwich Associates.

August 07, 2014

“Flow monsters” eat greater share of fixed income market

As financial regulators try to reduce systemic risk in the financial markets further, industry analyst firm Greenwich Associates finds that the top five fixed income dealers have increased their share of the interest rate and US Treasuries market.

July 23, 2014

Cautious trading helps banks limit FICC losses

Investment bank fixed income revenues have fallen by less than expected in the second quarter of 2014, with a shift towards more liquid products helping to improve their profitability.