Fixed Income Leaders Summit 2017 Recap

Fixed Income Leaders Summit

Matthew York, Oliver Boatfield, Manuela Bauer and Aaron Levine


From November 8-9, FlexTrade exhibited at the Fixed Income Leader’s Summit at the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, alongside more than 350 Heads of Fixed Income from leading buy-side companies. FlexTrade’s Fixed Income Product Owner, Matthew York spoke on a panel discussion on the topic: ‘Bridging the gap in O/EMS between where we are and where we should be – What makes a good buy-side OMS and EMS system in 2018?’

Fixed Income Leaders Summit

Patrons at FlexTrade’s booth

On the panel and throughout the conference, MiFID II remained a consistent topic of discussion. Whilst many desks are solely focused on the needs for MiFID II, more broadly, technology and trading processes are undergoing full scale reviews. Because of these reviews, many traders noted that the logical next step is for a Fixed Income EMS solution, which is likely to be the next main adoption within the industry come January 2018.

Fixed Income Leaders Summit

Matthew York speaks on panel

In addition, a survey taken during a live panel at the conference found that 83 per cent of the buy-side don’t use an EMS to trade Fixed Income. This high percentage reiterates that now more than ever, traders are looking for the opportunity to trade on a multi-asset EMS platform that can support Fixed Income trading.

These topics of interest made for an interesting and thought-provoking conference. FlexTrade’s booth received a lot of traffic during the conference with patrons requesting to learn more about our Fixed Income offerings.



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