Tag Archives: fixed income

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 »

Fixed Income Desks Spending More on Technology. Surprised? Me neither.

We spoke to just under 500 portfolio managers and traders globally to see what they’re doing with and what they think about OMSs, EMSs and TCA platforms for Equities, FX and Fixed Income.  This is not a space of dramatic year on year change given the maturity of the providers and their products.  However the… Read More »

Greenwich Associate’s Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2014

The year 2013 will likely go down as the year of mandatory clearing. Once ignored by eager financial market professionals as boring back-office stuff, collateral management, credit limits and all other things clearing stood front and center in 2013 as swaps went from a 10-day clearing cycle to a 10-second clearing cycle. Given the progress… Read More »

Greenwich Fixed Income Market Structure Event: Liquidity, SEFs and Technology to Manage the Change

Given all of the research we have going on here at Greenwich and all of the regulatory mess going on in the world, we thought it a good time to set up a webinar to review both.  I’ll go through some of my recent research here at Greenwich – credit liquidity alternatives, trading technology spend,… 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 »

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 »

My conversation with Benchmark Solution's CEO Jim Toffey

Jim Toffey, one of the co-founders of Tradeweb and general e-trading pioneer, is heading up a pretty fascinating new venture. Using ultra sophisticated analytics Benchmark has created a market data service that streams corporate bond and single name CDS prices every 10 seconds even when the instruments haven’t traded in hours (or days or weeks).… Read More »