Treasuries Platforms: Where Speed Is Not Their Forte

New treasuries platforms want to be alternatives to high-frequency trading.

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The US Treasury market has undergone great change over the past few years. This has encompassed an uptick in volume and a participant base that has become increasingly reliant on electronic trading that is even pushing for faster and faster turnover. High-frequency trading (HFT) is nothing new to financial markets and the US Treasury market is embracing it. Proprietary trading firms are the ones most likely to take advantage of HFT, most often in the on-the-run Treasury market where there is