New Tech Still Fixed-Income Liquidity’s Savior

New technology platforms and models are finally starting to have an impact on the fixed-income market's historic trouble spots.

It’s been promised for some time that new technology platforms and initiatives are the key to overcoming historic liquidity problems in the corporate bond sector, and slowly but surely, John sees that progress coming to fruition.

I have written several articles on the impact that technology is having, and its potential to impact the fixed-income market’s historic problems with liquidity, from the increasing number of technology platforms coming to market to the emergence of intelligence-focused utility models.

A recent paper, Corporate Bond Liquidity Solutions Emerging, from research firm Greenwich Associates, reports that investors have been frustrated with the problems surrounding executing large trades in illiquid issues, but that the efforts undertaken by execution venues and the liquidity-intelligence platforms are starting to ease those woes.