Tag Archives: Bloomberg

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 »

Yellen, Bond Liquidity and Why Sales Traders Matter with Bloomberg TV

This was my first time chatting with Betty Liu at Bloomberg TV, which I really enjoyed. We discussed why the Fed shouldn’t hyper focus on short term market volatility, how bond market liquidity has changed but a crisis isn’t likely, and last but not least how relationships still matter even in this era of electronic… Read More »

Changes in U.S. Corporate Bond Market: Evolution, not Revolution

I spent most of my summer digging through our 2014 North American fixed income data looking to see what’s changed in the past year and what’s the come. While the bulge bracket continues to dominate rates, mid-tier brokers are making some headway in credit helped by increased client adoption of electronic trading platforms.  But as… Read More »

Greenwich Research: Derivatives Rules to Disrupt Move of FX to Multi-Dealer Platforms

We just published some new research that looks at buy side use of single-dealer platforms and multi-dealer platforms in the FX market.  Our historical usage data shows MDPs overtaking SDPs slow but surely – but new regulations (most notably footnote 88) are temporarily reversing that trend.  Particular interesting (to me at least) in this report… Read More »

Swap Execution Facility Trading Volumes: Here are the Real Numbers

There are some really good parts of the SEF rule, and this in my view is one of the best: Core Principle 9 requires a SEF to make public timely information on price, trading volume, and other trading data on swaps to the extent prescribed by the Commission. The result?  SEFs posting daily volumes on… 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 »