Fixed income Archive

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>

April 03, 2013

Buy-side braced for “fundamental” bond market restructure – The TRADE Poll

Institutional investors anticipate a series of changes to their fixed income investment and trading practices as post-crisis reforms threaten to squeeze liquidity, results of's March poll indicate. read more>

April 02, 2013

Nasdaq accelerates diversification play with eSpeed buy

Global markets operator Nasdaq OMX will acquire the eSpeed electronic trading platform for US treasury notes and bonds as the fixed income market undergoes wholesale regulatory-driven change. read more>

March 25, 2013

Going straight to the source

Brokers are finding new ways to offer the buy-side access to bonds, but risk fragmenting liquidity in a market that can already be challenging to navigate. read more>

March 18, 2013

Industry-led European bond platform takes shape

A collaborative industry push to establish a bonds trading platform in Europe led by Deutsche Bank, has gained considerable buy- and sell-side support and will use an order book to match buyers and sellers of bonds. read more>

March 18, 2013

Blinded by the lights

Buy-side traders hope new rules that force transparency on the bond market will not result in an undue increase in transaction costs. read more>

March 11, 2013

Buy-side’s bond makeover

New legislation will fundamentally change the way buy-side firms trade bonds and solutions to help deal with the transformation taking place in this market continue to emerge. read more>

February 18, 2013

FIX prepares market for automated bond trading

FIX Protocol Limited, a provider of messaging standards, has published guidelines for the electronic trading of fixed income, ahead of new regulations that will lead to greater automation of bond trading. read more>