When It Comes To AI, Capital Markets Has Barely Scratched the Surface

With the current market uncertainty, many companies are looking into AI to create efficiencies and save on costs. However, one particular area of the fixed-income market is not leveraging the vast potential for AI and data science-corporate bonds. Through utilizing AI, corporate bonds market could benefit from increased liquidity, greater capital efficiency, enhanced risk management,…

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Four ways that coronavirus has changed capital markets

COVID-19 crisis has taken a big step toward policy co-ordination along the lines of modern monetary theory. Source: Financial Times Some day this crisis will end. When, and at what human and economic costs, remain big unknowns. But when markets return to something like normality, investors are likely to find a fundamentally altered political and…

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City of London’s Post-Brexit Outlook Dimmed by Political Spat

London’s dominance as European financial center threatened by post-Brexit politics and political wrangling. Source: Bloomberg via GARP (Bloomberg) — Talks on the post-Brexit future of European capital markets have largely avoided the toxic haggling of the broader negotiations — until now. U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid and chief European Union negotiator Michel Barnier…

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Show me the Case for AI in Capital Markets

Capital markets are poised to be transformed by artificial intelligence (AI). Most firms have focused on using technologies to reduce costs, but AI has the potential to create value across organizations in new transformative ways. Source: Accenture Ours is an industry that has shown a willingness and ability to capitalize on emerging ideas, using them to differentiate…

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Overbond Expands Primary Bond Market Deal Capabilities with Corporate Bond Intelligence and OpenFin Integration

New product breakthrough applies machine learning and predictive analytics to match investors with real-time credit investment opportunities TORONTO and NEW YORK — September 12, 2017 — Overbond Ltd., the first end-to-end capital markets fintech platform for primary bond origination, has launched COBI Opportunities, a new proprietary issuer-investor matching solution for primary bond markets. COBI (Corporate…

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Appetite for Fintech

Financial technology is upending supply chains and payment systems around the world, and it is starting to change major capital financing. Will technology transform the primary capital markets? Source: IFR Asia Barely a week passes these days without a senior investment banker leaving for a financial technology start-up. With jobs less secure and bonuses down,…

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Private Placements: Pushing Boundaries in Bonds

This article was originally published in the 5.06 issue of Wealth Professional, available online here on pages 76-77. Founded in 2015, Overbond is driving innovation in the fixed income markets with its bond origination platform and new issue deal execution capabilities. Starting a new business is always a risk. But calculated risks are what drives…

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COBI and Predictive Analytics in the Fixed Income Market

The Overbond platform’s COBI (Corporate Bond Intelligence) tool uses big data technology and machine learning to study data and construct algorithms that enable it to predict indicative debt capital market pricing levels, propensity to issue and match making for investors and issuers. COBI’s coverage includes 90% of active issuers in the Canadian fixed income marketplace (approximately…

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Changing Corporate Market Liquidity in Canada

Along with a decline in liquidity, issuers of securities also noted the greater degree of difficulty they had in gauging the market and pricing new issues of benchmark bonds. They also noted the trend of investors demanding larger, more liquid benchmark bonds. Source: Wizard-At-Odds The BIS released their quarterly review at the beginning of December. In…

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