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MiFID II: a missed opportunity to boost bond markets

  • 19/03/19
  • Paul Reynolds

A good bond trader once required the skills of a good poker player, constantly assessing the odds of a win against other players. Then, with great subtlety, committing huge amounts of capital to finesse a winning trade. Some even relied on an encyclopaedic knowledge of every inquiry in every bond .......

TradingScreen ‘Data Lake’ Aims at Illiquid Bonds

  • 26/02/19
  • Shanny Basar

Paul Reynolds, head of fixed income at TradingScreen said the order and execution management system analyses one billion individual data points in the asset class every day and is close to being able to provide trading price estimates.

Reynolds told Markets Media: “Data is the new di.......

Government Bonds: Autoexecution vs Autotrading

  • 11/02/19
  • Trader TV

This piece shows the growing importance of smart order routing in your EMS and connectivity to multiple venues.


Autoexecution of government bond trades can reduce risk and cost for investors, but is only available in a few markets. Traders need to take account of liquidity.......

Concannon ‘Graduates’ To Fixed Income

  • 08/02/19
  • Shanny Basar

Fixed Income data aggregation and analysis will drive Fixed Income to greater levels of trading efficiency such as we see in FX markets.


Chris Concannon, the new president and chief operating officer at MarketAxess, said fixed income is just at the start of evolutionary ch.......

Latest ESMA data shows 439 liquid bonds

  • 04/02/19
  • Dan Barnes

“ESMA is pointing towards a Fixed Income future where liquidity is based on the ability to gather and analyse data, rather than rely exclusively on dealer capital,” says Paul Reynolds, Head of Fixed Income at TradingScreen. “When you combine this data with all-to-all venues, you .......

Smart Trader? TradeSmarter.

  • 04/02/19
  • Paul Reynolds

The New Year is upon us and as ever we instinctively hope to perform better as human beings than the previous year.

2018 ended pretty badly for credit investors as spreads gapped wildly and liquidity evaporated as dealers protected their balance sheets rather than service investor liqui.......

Fintech Is Revolutionizing Fixed Income Markets

  • 01/02/19
  • Mayra Rodriguez Valladares

“It is not the technology that cannot handle capacity, it is the users.”


 Viable Mkts CEO Chris White,  launched a conference, Rates Evolved The Innovators’ Conference, to engage with market participants in a more meaningful way about relevant macroecono.......

MarketAxess Eyes EM Growth

  • 01/02/19
  • Shanny Basar

Craig McLeod, head of emerging markets product management, CEEMEA & Asia at MarketAxess, said the fixed income platform could add thousands more clients in the next decade as electronic trading continues to grow.

McLeod joined MarketAxess last September from the buy side. He had previo.......

Credit: Falling Through The Gaps

  • 19/11/18
  • Dan Barnes

Asset managers fight for high-touch coverage


Relationship management between buy- and sell-side firms is more necessary than ever, as the push to electronic trading risks alienating clients, Dan Barnes writes.

Asset managers will have seen their brokers’ front office .......

The Next Buzzword in Fixed Income: DATALAKE

  • 24/10/18
  • Paul Reynolds

Some people would say that we are in an era of life-changing, technology driven events that may perversely render human work output obsolete. The tendency these days to drop buzzwords like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain, as game-changing initiatives, is utterly irresisti.......