A good user experience still matters to bond investors

Below is the press release from my most recent Greenwich Report on the corporate bond market.  As the title implies, the buy side is starting to get used to the way things are – they like all-to-all, but they also want a good user experience from the platform providers. Liquidity isn’t Improving but Credit Investors… Read More »

High Frequency Needs High Touch

Originally posted on the Greenwich Blog There is a tremendous amount of irony in the path high-frequency trading – excuse me, principal trading firms have taken from their heyday in the late 2000’s.  We alluded to this a few months ago in our Top Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2017: When I first started meeting… Read More »

Bonds, AI, alternative data and the radio

The more things are changing, the more interesting it is to do research.  And thankfully change doesn’t seem to stop coming.  The last decade has seen the market structure geeks move their focus from swaps, to high frequency trading, to corporate bonds, to US Treasury bonds, to blockchain, to machine learning and, most recently, back… Read More »

Global FX Investors Increasingly Seek Non-bank Liquidity

Below is the press release for my most recent paper examining changes in the global FX market.  The bottom line: big banks will continue to play a huge role, but non-bank liquidity providers will up there game increasingly interacting directly with institutional investors.  Bloomberg News also highlighted our finding that hedge fund use of execution… Read More »

Price Makers and Market Makers are Not the Same

My latest Greenwich Research found that investors have seen a decline in dealer sourced liquidity, and that they’re concerned about it. It also found that more than expected are making prices in the bond market. It is very important to note, however, that price making is very different from market making. I explain in detail… Read More »

SEF Order Book Pricing Can Rival RFQ for Interest Rate Swap Trades

New Greenwich Associates Report Urges Institutional Investors To Use Order Books in Tandem with RFQs   Stamford, CT USA —  A new quantitative research report from Greenwich Associates, Quantifying the Benefits of Order Book Trading to the Swaps Market, suggest that while RFQ platforms will remain a top buy side execution source, available order books… Read More »