Understanding The US Bond Market

Understanding The US Bond Market

The $41 trillion U.S. bond market allows corporations to grow, governments to finance themselves efficiently, investors to gain fixed returns with lower risk, communities to build infrastructure,…

Regional Bond Dealers are Embracing Electronification

Regional Bond Dealers are Embracing Electronification

A discussion about how commercially available real-time trading technology—the type once only available to the largest institutions–is empowering regional dealers to compete with the global banks…

Adapting to changes in the bond market

Adapting to changes in the bond market

The bond market increasingly goes electronic. How are investors embracing this? Kevin McPartland, Head of Market Structure Research at Greenwich Associates, joins Jill Malandrino at…

A good user experience still matters to bond investors

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…

Price Makers and Market Makers are Not the Same

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…

Talking US Treasury Market Structure with FIA

Talking US Treasury Market Structure with FIA

Its been way too long since I’ve posted. Funny how writing for a living makes it hard to write your own blog. Something like “the…

Are Fixed Income ETFs Derivatives? My conversation with Bloomberg TV.

Are Fixed Income ETFs Derivatives? My conversation with Bloomberg TV.

Some new research from Greenwich Associates found that institutional use of Fixed Income ETFs is growing. Not surprisingly really, but digging more deeply into why…

Is a crisis a crisis if everyone knows its coming?

Is a crisis a crisis if everyone knows its coming?

(also published on the Greenwich Associates blog) A crisis is a crisis because most people didn’t see it coming. Unexpected events freaks people out causing…

15 for 15: Top Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2015

15 for 15: Top Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2015

Market structure happenings have been fast and furious since 2009, and 2014 did not disappoint.  Mandatory SEF trading finally began, fixed income electronic trading continued…

US Treasuries are trading electronically, but we still need bond traders

US Treasuries are trading electronically, but we still need bond traders

I recently spoke with Bloomberg TV about a recent Greenwich Associates research report that examined the growth in electronic trading of US Treasuries by US…