A new Nordic bond trading platform will let smaller companies raise capital through corporate bonds issuance, as banks face a squeeze on client facilitation as a result of impending legislation.
Large international brokers are in for a war of attrition in the battle for global capital markets survival, according to leading analysts.
The battle for Scandinavian market share is set to intensify with a new initiative from domestic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Nordic to attract overseas flow and the implementation of the London Stock Exchange's Millennium Exchange platform at Oslo Børs.
Euroclear Bank has been granted access to Russia’s central securities depository to offer post-trade services for one of the most actively traded classes of Russian government bonds.
Fixed income asset allocation in UK pension portfolios has increased to a point where it has overtaken equities. Meantime, moves to increase transparency and reduce the cost of fixed income investment have reached a new level, with UBS tilting its dealing services towards electronic trading.
Vega-Chi has reported the successful debut of its buy-side only trading platform for US high-yield and distressed fixed income products, with over 40 clients supporting the venue from launch.
BondDesk, a provider of US fixed income trading technology and execution services, has hired its chairman Howard Edelstein as CEO.
Agency broker JonesTrading has hired a former Barclays managing director to lead an expansion into convertible bond trading.
Bond trading venue Tradeweb bolstered its expansion efforts by adding central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa bonds to its electronic platform.
Deutsche Börse has unveiled plans to stimulate liquidity in the fixed income market with the addition of bonds to its Xetra continuous order book.