Impartial access encourages, but does not require, an agency model

In the past I’ve spoken about buy side incentives for using an agency model – chief among them the reluctance or inability to navigate the…

Impartial Access: The CFTC Isn’t Messing Around This Time

Impartial Access: The CFTC Isn’t Messing Around This Time

The CFTC issued a slew of new guidance and rules last week, two of them particularly interesting and impactful.  First was the rule that requires…

Mandatory SEF Trading Does Not Equal Mandatory Electronic Trading

Mandatory SEF Trading Does Not Equal Mandatory Electronic Trading

Forgive me if I’m stating the obvious for some of you, but I’ve had this conversation more than once and felt some clarity was in…

The CFTC Killed SEF Trading (for now)

The CFTC Killed SEF Trading (for now)

Last week was a busy week in SEF land. November 1 brought in to play a host of new rules, the MAT wars heat up…

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

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…

The Void Rule No-Action makes No-Sense

The Void Rule No-Action makes No-Sense

OK, so not all of it.  On Friday at 5:55pm (which I guess is better than 11:59p on October 31) the CFTC issues somewhat expected…

The Results are In: What parts of the rate curve should be mandated for trading first?

The Results are In: What parts of the rate curve should be mandated for trading first?

Earlier this week the first two made available for trading applications were made to the CFTC starting the clock ticking for mandatory SEF trading.  Those…

New Greenwich Report: As Credit Market Liquidity Suffers, Institutional Investors Seek Alternatives

New Greenwich Report: As Credit Market Liquidity Suffers, Institutional Investors Seek Alternatives

This is my first official research piece since joining Greenwich Associates this past summer.  It is available to Greenwich clients.  If you’re not sure if…

MAT the MACs, or MAT Everything – Let’s Vote

trueEX yesterday filed their MAT application to start a CFTC review process alongside the one underway for Javelin’s application.  This will add a huge amount…

Roll Out the Welcome MAT

Roll Out the Welcome MAT

On Friday afternoon Javelin SEF filed the first made available-to-trade application with the CFTC (thanks Jamie for making us all scramble around on a Friday…