Corporate bond investors are seeking operational efficiencies on their fixed income trading desks to lower costs. As the search for liquidity across a fragmented credit trading marketplace remains a priority,-side firms are grappling with two distinct workflows – voice-based and electronic – in the $8 trillion corporate bond market.
The conversation in electronic corporate bond trading has shifted away from focusing strictly on liquidity to gathering data and analyzing relative bond pricing. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
As hedge funds and quantitative asset managers hunt for unique sources of alpha, Wall Street’s attention is turning to analysis of location data generated by mobile phones. Location data from mobile phones is now at the forefront of the push to combine data science techniques with machine learning techniques to produce actionable information on company fundamentals. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
With stricter regulations, capital constraints and technology costs impacting the sell side, large brokers are rationing their services and this trend is being felt on equity trading desks. FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
Due to liquidity constraints, are buy-side fixed income traders prepared to play a more active role as price- makers on electronic trading platforms? FlexTrade’s Ivy Schmerken investigates.
The regulatory overhaul of the OTC derivatives market has brought mandatory clearing and electronic trading to standardized swaps, but many say the market structure is stuck, citing regulatory ambiguity and separate liquidity pools.
By Ivy Schmerken, Editorial Director Primary Challenges Traders seeking an edge in multi-leg options trades are relying on technology to navigate a complex market structure. One major challenge is that there is no linkage with regards to complex order books spread across seven US options exchange. Hence, it’s very important to scan all the exchanges …