Tag Archives: liquidity

Global FX Investors Increasingly Seek Non-bank Liquidity

Below is the press release for my most recent paper examining changes in the global FX market.  The bottom line: big banks will continue to play a huge role, but non-bank liquidity providers will up there game increasingly interacting directly with institutional investors.  Bloomberg News also highlighted our finding that hedge fund use of execution… Read More »

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 more than expected are making prices in the bond market. It is very important to note, however, that price making is very different from market making. I explain in detail… 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 »

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 a bad chain of events – a crisis. So despite evidence that a liquidity crisis is on the horizon in the bond market, wide spread recognition that this crisis is… Read More »

ETFs as part of the credit liquidity story

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,… 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 »

Determining if SEF Aggregation Really Matters

This post also published at TabbFORUM.com Regulations will have a significant impact on how SEF aggregators function and how widely these aggregators will be adopted by various market participants. Some of the most contentious rule proposals are those that will have the greatest impact on liquidity fragmentation. They include the 15-second rule, the ability to… Read More »