Fixed Income

RBS hires in preparation for fixed income e-revolution

The Royal Bank of Scotland has recruited industry veteran Jeremy Smart as global head of electronic distribution, as the UK state-owned bank prepares for growing automation of fixed income trading.

Waking up to FX

Traditionally an afterthought for buy-side traders, FX trading is starting to become more front of mind, evidenced by greater innovation and evolution of trading tools designed specifically for the asset class.

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. 

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.