Fixed-income market in stasis

BOSTON – The complexities of fixed-income (FI) securities markets continue to limit the number of third-party analytics vendors even though buy-side firms continue to implement new bond strategies.

A TowerGroup report, Fixed income analytics: Is the lack of new blood causing industry inertia?, notes that despite growth in FI markets since 2001, narrowing bond spreads have heightened buy-side firms' needs for robust FI analytics tools in order to generate alpha. TowerGroup expects spending on