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Fidessa's Steve Grob has written a response to Marcus Ferber writing to ESMA condemning periodic auctions. The blog strongly criticizes Ferber's approach, and looks at the problems behind the "lit is good and dark is bad" attitude.

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FIMSAC Recommends Block Trade Data Pilot

The US Securities and Exchange Commission's Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee recommended a pilot for disseminating block trade data during the committee's second meeting.

Prevailing Market Price: Critical Issues Ahead of Deadline

In an exclusive to Traders Magazine, BondWave's CEO warns fixed income participants that they have less than two months until the May 14th deadline for the implementation of the mark-up disclosure rule and the implementation of the PMP ‘waterfall’ approach for fixed income.

SGX Enhances Fixed Income Business with New Hire and Mission

SGX also announced that SGX Bond Trading Pte. Ltd will assume the General Counterparty role for SGX Bond Pro from mid-2018. The bourse also hired Mark Leahy as Head of Fixed Income.

Rising Short-Term Rates Should Help Some Hedge Fund Strategy Returns

Who said rising interest rates were not good for Wall Street? According to one pundit, rising short-term rates might boost certain hedge fund strategies.

Six Additional Leading Global Banks to Accept Orders over Ipreo’s Investor Access

Several leading investment banks going live with the ability to receive primary market orders through Investor Access.

MiFID II Could Boost Low Touch Trading in Corporates

Many traders and pundits saw implementation of MiFID II as a watershed moment in the equities markets. But what about the growing fixed-income sector?

Emerging Technologies Could Create New Vehicles to Replace Equities, Bonds

In a recent survey shared with Traders Magazine, Citi reported that new technologies could create newer investment vehicles. So much so, that by 2033 these new strategies could replaces stocks and bonds.

Consolidated Tape Needed In Europe

Fixed income market participants said a consolidated tape is needed as soon as possible in Europe in order to meet the increased transparency desired by new regulation.

Buy Side Eyes Fixed Income Fragmentation

Asset managers are looking to manage the increasing number of trading platforms, liquidity tools and order types in fixed income and this could involve more sharing of liquidity between venues.

Liquidity Pressures Easing in Corporate Bond Market

Liquidity constraints are finally lifting somewhat in the corporate bond market. At least for smaller trades, according to a new study from Greenwich Associates.

Buy Side Tackles Fixed Income 'Best Ex'

Buy-side heads of fixed income dealing said they will focus this year on obtaining the data they need to evidence best execution as required under new regulations.

Securitization Enters New Phase of Growth for “Peer-to-Peer” Lending

Marketplace lending, formerly known as “peer-to-peer” loans, could be entering a new phase of growth, as fintech lenders start packaging their loans into securitized financial products that could attract major investment from institutions.

Better Data, New Tools Make Municipal Bond Market More Transparent

In this report shared by BondWave, the author explains how the murky muni bond market can be made more transparent using certain tools.

Bloomberg Announces Changes To Bloomberg Barclays Indices

These changes are a result of Bloomberg’s ongoing global index review and governance process, including client feedback from the company’s Index Advisory Council meetings held in the fourth quarter of 2017.

BondWave Launches Prevailing Market Price (PMP) Waterfall Solution

The new service is aimed at generating PMP values to support the pending mark-up disclosure regulations in the fixed income markets.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The SEC Raises Stakes in Self-Regulation

In this week's Flashback Friday story, Traders Magazine looks aback to 2005 and the debate as to who the equity market have as a sole or top regulator? And if so, who should it be? The SROs? FINRA? SEC?

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