Emerging market corporate bonds can provide higher returns for an equivalent risk

Emerging markets are turning into a mainstream asset class providing a wider bond market corporate issuers with diversification as a key element. Source: The National Corporate bonds have a long tradition in developed markets, with a large investor base across the credit rating spectrum. Over the past decade, corporate bonds of issuers based in emerging…

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Corporate Bonds Are All the Rage in Emerging Markets

Corporate Bonds Surge for the 12th Successive Month in Emerging Markets Source: Yahoo Finance Demand for corporate bonds is deepening in emerging markets as political strife from Hong Kong to Lebanon and Latin America drives investors away from government debt. The Bloomberg Barclays index for corporate securities in the developing world is rising for a…

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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 Expansion in U.S. Multiplies Bond Issuance Opportunities; New Digital Channels to Increase Fixed Income Market Liquidity

Overbond expands operations with digital omni-channel strategy and New York office to target $40 trillion U.S. bond market TORONTO and NEW YORK — (November 17, 2017)— Overbond Ltd., the first end-to-end Capital Markets platform for primary bond origination and fixed income deal execution, has expanded real-time access to the Overbond Platform to all US corporate…

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E-trading picks up pace in corporate bond market

Latest research shows electronic bond trading continues to grow as providers add data and analytics tools to draw in investors. Source: The Trade The use of electronic trading for corporate bonds has surged significantly over the past few years, with MarketAxess being the preferred e-trading platform according to new research. A study from Greenwich Associates…

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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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Corporate Bond Intelligence (COBI)

Overbond’s COBI (corporate bond intelligence) tool applies proprietary algorithms, big data technology and machine learning to monitor almost 100% of active Canadian issuers in order to: Predict primary debt capital markets pricing Predict Issuance propensity and deal trends Provide matchmaking for investors and issuers Learn more about how COBI Opportunities helps increase transactional efficiency in the primary…

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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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Why Are Most Corporate Bonds Still Traded on the Phone?

 Buying into the corporate bonds market still requires calling an investment dealer’s trading desk most of the time, which has remained unchanged for several decades. Source: The Economist Manual trading has all but disappeared in much of finance. Most stock exchanges no longer have shouting floor traders; anyone from retail investors to the largest asset…

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