Fixed Income


10 Dec 2019 — Deputy Editor

Intercontinental Exchange has added new functionality to ICE ETF Hub, supporting US-listed fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs). Since launching last week, fixed income primary trades for 17 funds have passed through the system - including iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) and iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (LQD).

05 Dec 2019 — Deputy Editor

As a major step forward for DLT in Capital Markets, Deutsche Börse and HQLAX have successfully launched their DLT solution for collateral swaps in the securities lending market. The first live transactions were executed by Commerzbank, Credit Suisse and UBS on the Eurex Repo F7-trading system.

28 Nov 2019 — Deputy Editor

HSBC Singapore has announced a trial with SGX and Temasek to explore the use of DLT for the issuance and servicing of fixed income securities. It is the first end-to-end digitalisation initiative focusing on bond markets in Asia.

21 Nov 2019 — Bill Hodgson

A guest post from Nikolay Zvezdin explains a new product model, the Tranched Value Security.

  • Tranched Value Securities (TVS) are the next step in derivatives and structured products development.
  • TVS allows to securitize and tranch values of securities, rather than cash-flows or pooled asset-base.
  • TVS transforms risk-free securities into speculative instruments, and vice versa.
  • TVS empowers leveraging returns without leverage.
  • Single stock or bond, or any other standalone security or derivative can be collaterized with TVS.
31 Oct 2019 — Bill Hodgson

Earlier today Nomura announced that it has been recognised as the most improved US dealer for eTrading, according to the Greenwich Associates 2019 U.S. Fixed Income Study.

06 Aug 2019 — Rob Hill


The Fixed Income and Derivatives market is in the midst of fundamental change, as trading migrates away from the phone and onto electronic venues. This move to e-trading has been triggered by the need to capture accurate data and report it to the regulators, combined with the need for liquidity, and the ongoing demand for efficiency gains in the middle- and back-office.

Fixed Income Connectivity
05 Jun 2019 — Rob Hill

Driven by regulation and a need to demonstrate best execution, Fixed Income trading continues to evolve, becoming increasingly electronic. Whilst this benefits the market in terms of increased access and market transparency, it has also resulted in the industry-wide problem of fragmentation.