Fixed Income

Articles

02 Jun 2020 — Chetan Joshi

In the previous article we covered the key topics investment managers need to consider when deciding whether to lend their securities. Here we look at the various routes to the market that should be considered once you have decided to lend. The organisational and portfolio characteristics are significant factors in determining the feasible routes to the lending market.

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29 May 2020 — Deputy Editor

A new report published by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) documents the performance of the investment grade secondary bond market in Europe during the last weeks of February through March and April 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic caused levels of market volatility and dislocation surpassing those seen during the global financial crisis of 2007-2008.

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26 May 2020 — Sakti Narayan

Securities Lending has evolved from a back-office operational activity originating in the 1960s/70s – borrowing securities to cover settlement failures and supporting short-selling investment strategies – to a recognised investment management discipline that can be a source of additional alpha and revenue for beneficial owners and investment managers.

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22 May 2020 — Deputy Editor

The MTS BondsPro electronic trading platform is now available to Mexican institutional clients in Latin America, delivered through a marketing agreement with Marco Polo Securities.

Fixed income traders will have electronic order book access to Mexican peso-denominated corporate and treasury bonds, and will become part of the international BondsPro trading community of more than 600 broker dealers and buy-side clients participating in the BondsPro all-to-all order book.

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30 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

TransFICC, the specialist provider of low-latency connectivity and workflow services for Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets, has closed its Series A investment round for£5.75 million. Led by AlbionVC, it included new strategic investments from ING Ventures and HSBC.

The new investors join existing shareholders, Citi, Illuminate Financial, Main Incubator (the R&D unit of Commerzbank Group) and The FinLab.

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28 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and CITIC Securities have agreed to collaborate across multiple areas, including fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC), real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as equity, and debt capital markets. 

Under the agreement, both parties will explore the development and listing of new bond and risk management products for international participants who are looking to invest in China’s bond market.

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08 Apr 2020 — Deputy Editor

Tradeweb has released its monthly volumes for March, which show significant trading activity across asset classes.

  • March 3 saw a new daily record volume, with more than $1.5trn traded.
  • Average daily volume (ADV) hit a new high of $1.0 trillion, an increase of 41.5 % YoY.
  • During Quarter 1 of 2020, ADV was $897.8 billion, up 39.0 % YoY.

 

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11 Mar 2020 — Deputy Editor

TransFICC, and SoftSolutions have announced a partnership to provide clients with connectivity and workflow solutions for Interest Rate Swaps.

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26 Feb 2020 — Deputy Editor

OpenDoor, the provider of a continuous order book for less liquid US Treasuries, has named Carson Wong as Chief Technology Officer. OpenDoor's current CTO Michael Sacks will retire in April 2020.

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24 Feb 2020 — Deputy Editor

For the fifth consecutive year, Citi has been ranked first for overall market share in the Greenwich Associates annual benchmark study.

Citi was recognised as the leader in Rates, Emerging Markets and Municipal Bonds, ranking second in Credits.

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06 Feb 2020 — Deputy Editor

THETA, the specialist provider of buy-side trading technology as a service, has appointed Peter Meddemmen as its Chief Technology Officer, as it prepares to launch its O/EMS platform.

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27 Jan 2020 — Deputy Editor

OpenDoor has launched the first all-to-all continuous order book for off-the-run Treasuries (OFTRs) and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). State Street will execute transactions matched on the platform as a riskless principal intermediary to Participants and Clearing Dealers.

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