Buy-Side Technology - 2006-05-01

Breaking the backlog

Growing up is hard to do. As the credit default swap (CDS) market tops $17 trillion and attracts attention from more buy-side organisations, calls from market participants and observers for more standardisation and automation of CDS trading and…

Relying on number one

With nearly $600 billion under management, Pimco has little need for black-box trading. Instead, according to Mark Kiesel, the firm prefers a more hands-on approach when it comes to planning and executing deals. Phil Albinus chats with Kiesel about his…

Gone in 60 seconds

The mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market has grown considerably over the last two years, attracting large numbers of new players looking for clear-cut arbitrage opportunities. Applied Financial Technology's Michael Bykhovsky explains that, although…

Trust me, I'm a vendor

EdgeTrade celebrates its tenth birthday this year at a time when there has never been greater demand for sophisticated trading algorithms across the buy side. Victor Anderson outlines the firm's philosophy, its strict client confidentially culture and…