What’s In Store For ETFs In 2022?

Exchange-traded funds had a banner 2021 in terms of asset growth, which continued a trend from much of the past decade as investors increasingly flocked to these low-cost, tax-efficient investment vehicles at the expense of mutual funds. Can the fun continue in 2022? And where will the action be in ETF investment ideas? Net inflows…

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Update on Automation, Data, and ESG

Schroders is a 200+ year old global asset manager, managing over £700 billion AUM with a global trading team of 45 professionals spread across 12 trading desks in eight countries. We have taken a global multi-asset approach to trading over the last three to four years, as we have made key changes internally under one…

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What market data strategy challenges does the buy-side face?

Although the new Refinitiv Connected Data survey shows that buy-side firms are making more progress on their digital transformation journeys than sell-side firms, the evolution of their market and reference data strategies will require much more work, respondents say. Digital transformation journeys around market and reference data in buy-side firms are being hampered by the…

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The TRADE predictions series 2022: fixed income electronification

Looking ahead to 2022, there are two main themes that will enhance bond trading. First is in primary markets, which until recently largely relied on legacy systems and manual processes. This year brought advancement in the electronification of primary markets with the introduction of new technology, allowing firms to trade new issues electronically and simplifying…

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WEEKLY EUR AND US FIXED INCOME MARKET UPDATE

The major government bond markets continue their recent rally as the Fed, ECB, and BOE all pushed back on what had been sooner-rather-later rate hike expectations. Interestingly, mid- and longer-term yields are seen lower even with the stronger US jobs report helping propel equity prices to new highs. Inflation expectations remain elevated with breakevens and…

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WEEKLY EUR AND US FIXED INCOME MARKET UPDATE

The focus this week is on the Fed’s FOMC meeting, the BOE, and to a lesser extent Australia’s RBA. The Fed meeting, which is not accompanied by a fresh set of SEP economic and rate projections, should provide at least some guidance on coming bond purchase tapering, in terms of timing and process. On Monday…

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Tracking the evolution of Fixed Income trading

Source: Barclays The global fixed income market represents roughly $130 trillion in debt outstanding1, dwarfing the total market capitalisation for stocks. Over the past five years, fixed income markets have seen growth in electronic trading, however it has and will continue to evolve differently than electronic trading in equities due to the differing trading styles…

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