As a part of Greenwich’s Behind the Market Structure webinar series, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tradeweb CEO Lee Olesky. We talked about the 20 year journey that led to Tradeweb’s recent IPO, the future of electronic trading in fixed income and what’s next for Tradeweb.
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 MAT filings, both scaling back the number of products made available for trading. This is a big deal for a few reasons. First of all, comment letters apparently work. As […]
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 order here. As we work through the made available to trade (MAT) process, it’s important to reemphasize what actually will be required on mandatory SEF trading day 1. It all […]
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 and the Commission made the void rule even more confusing than it was before. So where has that left us? With a huge drop in SEF volumes and a bunch […]
Swap Execution Facility Trading Volumes: Here are the Real Numbers
There are some really good parts of the SEF rule, and this in my view is one of the best: Core Principle 9 requires a SEF to make public timely information on price, trading volume, and other trading data on swaps to the extent prescribed by the Commission. The result? SEFs posting daily volumes on […]
Talking to the Swap Execution Facilities
I’ve spent the better part of the last year studying what will become the swap execution facility (SEF) market, how it will be regulated, its players, its impact on derivatives trading. More recently I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a number of the industry’s leaders in the space regarding the plans for their organizations […]