Benchmark Aims to Bring Pricing Transparency to Corporate Bonds

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Tim Grant, Benchmark Solutions

Automation in the corporate bonds space is ramping up. After a minor delay, Goldman Sachs launched GSessions two weeks ago, which allows users to trade corporate bonds in large volumes electronically during twice-weekly sessions. In April, BlackRock announced it would launch the Aladdin Trading Network, a bond-trading network that allows money managers to trade directly with one another. UBS operates its Price Improvement Network (PIN), and vendors like Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb, pr