Liquidity in the corporate bond market is tough. We’ve written about it time and time again. At a high level we see two solutions. One, inject new electronic trading tools and liquidity providers into the existing corporate bond market to better match buyers and sellers (a theme discussed in our 2014 European Fixed Income Study). Two, look for alternative ways to gain the credit exposure sought by the investor. In a research paper released in the fourth quarter of 2013 we began to delve into this concept – providing investors with tools that help them not just find the bond they need, but instead helping them to find the best way to gain the credit exposure they need.