SEF Order Book Pricing Can Rival RFQ for Interest Rate Swap Trades

SEF Order Book Pricing Can Rival RFQ for Interest Rate Swap Trades

New Greenwich Associates Report Urges Institutional Investors To Use Order Books in Tandem with RFQs   Stamford, CT USA —  A new quantitative research report…

Trying to divine the evolution of the SEF landscape

Trying to divine the evolution of the SEF landscape

I’ve been at Greenwich Associates a little over a year now.  Since I’ve been here I’ve written a few blog posts about SEFs, but have…

The SEF RFQ Minimum is Moving to 3.  Does it matter?  Nope.

The SEF RFQ Minimum is Moving to 3. Does it matter? Nope.

On October 2 market participants requesting price quotes for an order via a SEF will have to ask a minimum of three dealers to respond rather than…

Package trade rules – can they do that?

Package trade rules – can they do that?

On Thursday May 1 the CFTC released an eagerly awaited clarifying document outlining when and how package trades would be required on SEF.  Packaged transactions will be…

SEF volumes died last week – so when and where will they return?

SEF volumes died last week – so when and where will they return?

Turned out the first week of mandatory SEF trading was a Big Bang, just in the wrong direction.  Reported SEF volumes for interest rate swaps…

SEFs – nothing short of technology marvels

Its true.  If you step back and think about it for a minute, the work carried out over the past four years to create an…

A Path Forward for Prop Traders in the Swaps Market

A Path Forward for Prop Traders in the Swaps Market

The CFTC is great at sending emails out at inopportune times.  In this case it was the 13 no-action letters sent between December 20th and…

Greenwich Associate’s Market Structure Trends to Watch in 2014

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…

Top Posts of 2013 from Kevin on the Street

Top Posts of 2013 from Kevin on the Street

With 2013 just about behind us, I thought it would be fun to look back at the most read posts on Kevin on the Street…

Some SEF Trading Certainty – Finally!

Some SEF Trading Certainty – Finally!

Who would have guessed that Black Friday would have turned out to be a big day for SEF trading.  Both Javelin and Tradeweb resubmit their…