Fixed Income

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.