Index numbers drop but fixed income and ESG show growth

Fixed Income asset class increased the most while global index numbers fall in the third Index Industry Association (IIA) global index survey Source: ETF Express The Index Industry Association (IIA) has announced the results of its third annual global index survey, revealing that the number of indexes globally has decreased year on year by 20…

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Scotiabank Turns to Dollar Market for Its First Green Bond

Start of Green Bond era? Scotiabank set to issue $500 million – 3.5 year Green Bond Source: Bloomberg Bank of Nova Scotia is debuting in the green bond market following other Canadian rivals including Royal Bank of Canada. The Toronto-based lender is set to price $500 million of 3.5-year senior bail-in green bonds at a yield…

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Middle East fixed income proves a safe haven within emerging markets

Middle East fixed income proves a safe haven within emerging markets Source: The National Emerging markets are rarely uneventful, with no shortage of idiosyncratic risks that require constant vigilance. These events can dominate investor thinking, making it easy to neglect the broader opportunity the asset class offers. Indeed, there are parts of the emerging market…

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The Best Investments in Case of an Inverted Yield Curve

The yield curve has fallen to its flattest level since the 2007-09 recession which can cause bond-market investors to take notice and start bracing for a possible inversion. Traditionally safe assets like long- and short-term bonds have fared a bit better following yield-curve inversions. Source: Wall Street Journal The yield curve—the difference between the interest…

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Fintech takes on the front office

 Fintech has untapped potential to boost revenues at CIBs. Fixed Income pricing stands to benefit the most with tools currently in use that use real-time data to help bond traders decide when to transact and at what price. Source: The Banker Of the $30bn invested globally in fintech in 2017, just 6% went to primary…

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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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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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JP Morgan Addresses Fixed-Income Profit Woes with New Data Partnership

JP Morgan has launched a multi-year partnership with Mosaic Smart Data to help strengthen its fixed-income segment. Source: Finance Magnates Big banks have continued to make forays into the smart and big data technology space. With an emphasis on restoring profitability, banks are also looking for more streamlined approaches to trading and business segments. In…

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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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