The Rise Of The Technology Infrastructure Sector In The Municipal Bond Market

The Rise Of The Technology Infrastructure Sector In The Municipal Bond Market Source: Forbes Technology as infrastructure is rapidly emerging as both a sector and credit factor unto itself in the municipal bond market. Those states, cities, counties and towns applying technology to assess and deliver services more efficiently and effectively are positioning themselves to…

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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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Electronic Bond Orders Spark Race to Develop Platform for $2.3 Trillion Market

Regulators and investors are suggesting increased transparency in primary issuance markets by streamlining the traditional trading process through an electronic trading platform. Source: Bloomberg A tussle is emerging between underwriters over who controls the levers of a $2.3 trillion market for new company bonds, with the U.S. as the chosen battleground. Tech firm Ipreo, jointly owned…

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Buy Side Seeks Better Bond Data

 MiFID II best execution standards are forcing institutional investors to apply artificial intelligence to ensure they meet the growing demand for data and insight Source: MarketsMedia More than two-thirds of asset managers want to improve their data collection for bonds as regulations have introduced new transparency, reporting and best execution requirements. MiFID II, which came into…

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Citigroup Taps Facebook, IBM And FinTech’s Top Talent To Build Better Government Services

The Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) has a single goal: to encourage technology innovators from around the world to create cutting-edge solutions to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond Source: PYMNTS.com While much has been said and written about the power of technology and its power to build a better…

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Banks prepare for radical transformation of the regulatory landscape

The future of banking might move towards third-party technologies that would leverage a bank’s large client base, capital position, trust and brand name. This may be the basis for developing new third-party business models or allowing for clients to easily conduct business with one another. Source: The Banker Regulatory pressure Regulatory pressures following the global financial…

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These Ex-Traders are Trying to Drag Bond Markets into the Digital Age

Modernizing bond origination through fintech innovation Source: eFinancialCareers Plenty of people have left the trading floors of sell-side and buy-side firms to join or launch a financial technology startup, but in many cases fintech firms are focused on asset allocation, personal financial management or retail banking. Others focus on the trading floor, with a particular focus…

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