Fixed income Archive

July 09, 2012

Bringing bonds into the light

Regulators are currently deciding on the best way to move ahead with reforms that encourage electronic trading in bond markets. But market participants are concerned that too much transparency could damage liquidity.  read more>

July 06, 2012

TradingScreen/NYSE bond promotion aims to entice buy-side

NYSE Euronext and TradingScreen are sweetening the deal on their on-exchange corporate bond trading offering by giving free access to the buy-side. read more>

July 02, 2012

Convictions outsources dealing in bond liquidity dearth

Convictions outsources dealing in bond liquidity dearth

Independent investment manager Convictions Asset Management said the challenge of locating fixed income liquidity was behind its recent decision to outsource execution to BNP Paribas Securities Services. read more>

June 28, 2012

Goldman Sachs reports successful bond platform rollout

Goldman Sachs launched its new bond trading platform, G Sessions, late last week, giving US institutional investors another avenue for sourcing fixed income liquidity. read more>

June 25, 2012

Buy-side turns up the heat on European fixed income proposals

Buy-side turns up the heat on European fixed income proposals

Institutional investors have lobbied European policy makers against proposals for overhauling the fixed income market in MiFIR, which they believe could severely impede their ability to source liquidity in size. read more>

May 30, 2012

Tradition venue offers level playing field for spot FX traders

Tradition venue offers level playing field for spot FX traders

Interdealer broker Tradition has launched traFXpure, a new electronic trading platform for spot FX that aims to level the playing field among market participants by eliminating the advantages of technology. read more>

April 27, 2012

Brazilian CSD and ICE to launch fixed income venue

Cetip, the Brazilian fixed income central securities depository, has signed an agreement with the IntercontinentalExchange to develop a new fixed income trading platform for Brazilian corporate and government bonds.

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April 25, 2012

MarketAxess broadens Canadian offering

MarketAxess, the operator of an electronic trading platform for US and European fixed income instruments, has received approval to offer its platform in Quebec, Canada. read more>

April 24, 2012

ICAP's BrokerTec gets a technology overhaul

Interdealer broker ICAP is revamping the technology platform which supports its BrokerTec trading system for US fixed income instruments as electronic trading of the asset class continues to grow. read more>

April 16, 2012

Regulation to diminish banks' fixed income gains – Bernstein

Fixed income trading may have boosted US institutional broking revenues in Q1 2011, but new legislation impacting bond trading will cause banks to adapt their business models to maintain returns. read more>