Automation in fixed income: Sorting the bluster from the bleeding edge

Automation is gaining traction in fixed-income markets, but use cases are limited and progress is slow. Market participants must overcome some uniquely human problems before they fully embrace the machine.

The word “automation” has been rattling around financial markets for decades, and the rapid development of AI and machine learning (ML) has only increased the chatter of late. Even in the world of fixed income, where modernization has traditionally been slow to arrive, excitement about the potential of automation is positively boiling over.

And no wonder—the scale of the opportunity is vast. With millions of active securities from dramatically different asset classes scattered across

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Systematic tools gain favor in fixed income

Automation is enabling systematic strategies in fixed income that were previously reserved for equities trading. The tech gap between the two may be closing, but differences remain.

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