In part one of this two-part series, Victor Anderson and Lee Olesky, Tradeweb's co-founder and current CEO, discuss the changes that have occurred in fixed-income trading over the course of the last two decades, and how Tradeweb has helped shape the fixed-income trading landscape into what it is today.
Tradeweb, the global fixed-income trading platform, is about to celebrate its 20th year in existence, growing from a fledgling startup founded in the mid-1990s to one of the most popular and pervasive names in the fixed-income industry. Lee Olesky chats to Victor Anderson about a number of milestones the firm has passed on its journey, from opting to use the internet as its connectivity backbone at a time when its future was anything but certain, to the extent to which buy-in from the platform’s buy-side and sell-side community has ensured its continued viability during times of plenty and crisis.
In this clip, Olesky touches on the defining moments – both personal and as a company – over the past 20 years; how the fixed-income trading landscape has evolved during the course of the last two decades; and where is the industry going in terms of trends and challenges facing fixed-incomes market participants.
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