Tradeweb Enters US Corporates Fracas with New Platform

Fixed income specialist looks to shake up market at an "inflection point"

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Lee Olesky, Tradeweb

The platform will feature real-time streamed pricing from liquidity providers—which Tradeweb says is the first of its kind in the space—as well as single-dealer pages, a proprietary order management trade docket, direct message-to-trade functions, and a variety of request-for-quote (RFQ) "focused," "blast," and other execution styles.

Early beta-testing numbers suggest click-to-trade activity at 25 percent, focused RFQ at 35 percent, and blast RFQ at 40 percent. For streaming, Tradeweb has also

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