Category Archives: In the News

US equity brokers made more money than last year – finally

We’ve just released the results of our benchmark US equities study, based on almost 600 interviews with US equity investors.  While Greenwich has been conducting this study for literally decades, this is my first market structure analysis of the data since joining the firm last summer.  The report includes the expected critical data points – total… Read More »

Electronic trading of bonds is growing – sort of…

We all know that the massive reduction in dealer inventories and the cost of capital has had a huge negative impact on liquidity in the corporate bond market.  While the primary market has helped soften the blow, that crutch isn’t going to be here for long as rates start to rise over the next few… Read More »

SEFs are official, now its time for a new trading system

Here at Greenwich we just wrapped up a study looking at how buy side trading desks are spending their technology dollars.  On September 26 I presented the findings on a webinar (which I did from a conference room in a hotel in Boston just before moderating a panel on swap futures, in case you care), and… Read More »

SEF Day: A boring October 2 is official, but in 10 seconds or less

Quite a lot of hoop-la on Friday (September 27, 2013) around the October 2 SEF implementation deadline. On that point, the response to my post on the CFTC de-electronifying the market has been mostly positive. And it looks like the CFTC decided to listen to all of us wanting October 2 to go smoothly, providing… Read More »

Greenwich: Fixed Income Investors Grapple with New Regulations and Rising Rates

Each year Greenwich conducts a North American Fixed Income study. This year we conducting 1027 interviews of buy side portfolio managers and traders about everything from corporate bonds to agency pass-throughs to interest rate swaps. As I’m new to Greenwich this is my first time really digging into the results, and (although I’m now a… Read More »