Fintech takes on the front office

 Fintech has untapped potential to boost revenues at CIBs. Fixed Income pricing stands to benefit the most with tools currently in use that use real-time data to help bond traders decide when to transact and at what price. Source: The Banker Of the $30bn invested globally in fintech in 2017, just 6% went to primary…

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Electronic Bond Orders Spark Race to Develop Platform for $2.3 Trillion Market

Regulators and investors are suggesting increased transparency in primary issuance markets by streamlining the traditional trading process through an electronic trading platform. Source: Bloomberg A tussle is emerging between underwriters over who controls the levers of a $2.3 trillion market for new company bonds, with the U.S. as the chosen battleground. Tech firm Ipreo, jointly owned…

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Electronic Bond Trading Gains Ground

 The buy and sell side are shifting towards a computerized trading platform, as electronic buying and selling technologies are performing with greater precision and efficiency. Source: Bloomberg Electronic trading in the $8 trillion U.S. corporate-bond market is beginning to heat up. A shift toward computerized buying and selling has taken place over several years, and the…

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Buy Side Seeks Better Bond Data

 MiFID II best execution standards are forcing institutional investors to apply artificial intelligence to ensure they meet the growing demand for data and insight Source: MarketsMedia More than two-thirds of asset managers want to improve their data collection for bonds as regulations have introduced new transparency, reporting and best execution requirements. MiFID II, which came into…

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AI and big data’s great power comes with great responsibility too

 The emergence of big data and machine learning creates an information advantage. This advantage requires building systems that can rapidly integrate disparate data sources. Source: The Financial Times Quantitative investment managers always seek to use data in new and innovative ways. The emergence of big data and machine learning are simply an evolution of existing…

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The Bank of Amazon could attract over 70 million US customers within five years

 Bain & Co, estimate that Amazon is in the early stages of developing a banking service that would reduce transactional friction for their purchasing customers. The chequing account-style product means Amazon will forge a financial relationship with over 70 million customers over the next five years. Source: Finextra Bain and Co, estimates that a banking service…

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Fintech decoded: The capital markets infrastructure opportunity

Capital Markets fintechs will bring greater efficiency through innovative technologies such as matching, while driving depth in traded markets and expansion toward new asset classes. Source: McKinsey & Company Technology has long been the engine driving capital market efficiency—both for investors in the markets, and for the capital market infrastructure providers (CMIPs) that operate the exchanges and…

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US corporate bonds sail through equities volatility

 The volatility in equities are steadily moving higher in sovereign yields and a strong demand for debt are likely to be the reasons the corporate bond market has held firm. Source: Financial Times As investors sought to digest the first swoon in US stock markets since early 2016, chipmaker Broadcom outlined plans to tap the debt…

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Provinces brush off market jitters as companies pass on bond issuance

 Provinces and government issuers continue to issue bonds even while companies have stayed away from the primary market. Source: Financial Post Canadian provinces and government-related issuers took a serene approach to the recent turmoil in global markets, carrying on with bond issuance even as companies have stayed away from the primary market. Canada Housing Trust opened…

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