Bond market is strengthened with digitalization

 Kinyu Keizai Shimbun interviews Mr. Han Ryoo, Co-founder & Head of Product at Overbond Ltd. during FIT 2017 in Tokyo Source: Kinyu Keizai Shimbun Overbond, based in Toronto, Canada plans to begin operations in Japan in early next year. Han Ryoo, Co-founder and Head of Product, visited Japan in late October to build up its…

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Is Canada’s economy just right for bonds?

 How does Canada’s economic environment today compare and contrast with the country’s Goldilocks period of a decade ago? Source: BlackRock For those too young to remember, from 2004 to 2007, fixed income markets witnessed a period of low volatility, even as central banks were raising rates and the yield curve flattened. GDP growth was steady,…

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This Canadian Startup Is Digitizing the Primary Bond Market

Overbond Ltd. is looking to shake up the primary bond market by broadening access to its digital platform that connects investors with corporate issuers, as it expands services into larger U.S. market. Source: Bloomberg Overbond Ltd. is looking to shake up the primary bond market by broadening access to its digital platform that connects fixed-income investors…

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Overbond Expansion in U.S. Multiplies Bond Issuance Opportunities; New Digital Channels to Increase Fixed Income Market Liquidity

Overbond expands operations with digital omni-channel strategy and New York office to target $40 trillion U.S. bond market TORONTO and NEW YORK — (November 17, 2017)— Overbond Ltd., the first end-to-end Capital Markets platform for primary bond origination and fixed income deal execution, has expanded real-time access to the Overbond Platform to all US corporate…

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Green bond issues hit record high on ‘sustained global momentum’

 Green bond issuance hit a record high this year, with China and France taking the biggest shares. Source: Financial Times Green bond issuance hit a record high in the third quarter of this year, demonstrating booming investor demand for ethically labelled fixed income instruments. According to new figures from credit-rating agency Moody’s, nearly $95bn of…

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Tech sector leads pullback for investment grade debt market

Bonds sold by Apple, Sprint, Oracle, AT&T and Qualcomm suffer from pressure on market. Source: Financial Times Bonds sold by some of the country’s largest technology, media and telecommunications companies have come under pressure this month, buffeted by sparring in US Congress over tax reform and as investors face a spate of multibillion-dollar new debt…

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E-trading picks up pace in corporate bond market

Latest research shows electronic bond trading continues to grow as providers add data and analytics tools to draw in investors. Source: The Trade The use of electronic trading for corporate bonds has surged significantly over the past few years, with MarketAxess being the preferred e-trading platform according to new research. A study from Greenwich Associates…

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