Overbond at Sibos 2017 – IMPORTANCE OF CYBERSECURITY IN FINANCIAL SERVICES

   Overbond CEO, Vuk Magdelinic, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the financial industry and presents an operational solution to prevent data leakages. Source: Sibos In the plenary room at Sibos 2017, and across other dedicated sessions, cybersecurity experts spoke in favour of a collective, comprehensive and multi-faceted approach Last year’s first Big Issue Debate…

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Bond yields are an even bigger market risk than bitcoin, according to a Wall Street strategist

 Joe Zidle, a portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, believes that investors are going into 2018 assuming that rising bond yields — which move inversely of prices and affect consumer borrowing costs — will stay low. Source: CNBC Forget bitcoin — the biggest risk to stocks next year will actually be the bond market. That’s…

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The Decade in Fixed Income Trading

Fixed income has been one of the more evolving market structures over the past 10 years, with electronic bond trading growing from 51% in 2007 to 84% today. Source: Markets Media Fixed income has been one of the more evolving market structures over the past 10 years, as institutional agita over liquidity gaps has prompted widespread efforts…

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U.S. Corporate Debt In 2018

If FED follows through with the current hike plan, over 120 billion USD might be wiped out in 2018 Source: Seeking Alpha Summary US corporate debt market is highly overvalued – yields on corporate bonds are at lowest levels in 60 years. Corporations are not ready for the upcoming changes in monetary policy, debt servicing…

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Risk reward ratio in favour of AAA rated bonds maturing in 2-3 years: Dhawal Dalal, Edelweiss AMC

Dhawal Dalal, Edelweiss AMC, says investors in low duration fund investing in high quality assets can expect to make between 6.75% and 7.75% return with a fair amount of conviction. Source: The Economic Times Yields have already crossed the 7% mark and currently are at a 17-month high. What according to you are the key…

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Chicago Issues AAA-Rated Debt Despite City’s Junk-Rating

 Chicago to start selling as much as $575 million of investment-grade-rated debt, insulating bondholders from the city’s financial strains. Source: Bloomberg Markets Chicago will start selling as much as $575 million of investment-grade-rated debt that’s backed by a dedicated share of sales-tax revenue it receives from Illinois, insulating bondholders from the city’s financial strains. The offering is…

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Overbond Wins “Most Innovative Technology Vendor – Front Office” at American Financial Technology Awards 2017

The winners of this year’s AFTAs were announced at a dinner in midtown Manhattan on December 4. Source: WatersTechnology Continuing last year’s theme of change, this year’s winners were marked by impending regulatory reform due in the New Year, and a shift in the business practices of the buy and sell sides. With reporting mandates…

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