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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The pandemic has shaped a new normal in the trading space

The pandemic has ripped up the rulebook when it comes to traditional norms of trading in equities and fixed income, which are undergoing a radical shake-up. There may be a return to the office, but that doesn’t mean a return to business-as-usual. Trading has changed in both the equity and fixed income markets – especially…

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Data optimisation and voice trading electronification are essential to future proof desks, say Trading Heads

Speaking at the Fixed Income Leaders’ Summit 2021, Invesco’s head of fixed income for EMEA and Ninety One’s global head of trading suggested these actions could safeguard desks in a post-pandemic and post-Brexit landscape. Source: The Trade Data optimisation and the electronification of voice trading capabilities were the areas dubbed by leading fixed income trading…

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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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