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 the Nasdaq MarketSite.
What Technology is Doing to Banks
Another fun conversation between Jim Jockle from Numerix and I about what new technology means for banking, how it helps, how it hurts and why relationships still matter.
Electronification, Budgets and Innovation
I always have a lot of fun talking to Jim Jockle at Numerix, whether it be about quant models, financial markets or triathlons. Unfortunately they edited out our discussion of the latter, but what’s left hopefully is pretty interesting too.
FX Market Structure, Flash Crashes and Market Making (Bloomberg TV)
My conversation with Bloomberg TV following the overnight volatility spike of the Pound. And no, I really don’t want to call it a “flash crash”.
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 […]
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 […]
The non-Liquidity Crisis and Rigged Markets
This week as my first appearance on Bloomberg’s new morning show aptly called <GO>. Great new set and a fun format. In these two separate videos, we talk about our recently published Market Structure Trends for 2016 and the ongoing debate about whether or not the equity markets are rigged (spoiler alert; they are not).
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 cobbler’s kids have no shoes”. Anyway, we had a great trip to Chicago earlier this month for the annual FIA Expo. We were told that over 6000 people attended, which […]
The GOP-led Congress will not repeal Dodd-Frank, nor should they
Early in November I chaired the FTF DerivOps conference in NY. The conversation in 2014 was a lot more about the market than it was at my first DerivOps in October 2008, when all we spoke about was what was wrong with the OTC derivatives market and who would the regulators do. The event this […]
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 investors. The US Treasury market is an obvious one for electronification – the products are standard, liquid and the number of market participants is large. But relationships still matter, and […]