Getting aggressive: Overbond uses AI to assess dealer axes

The fixed-income analytics specialist has developed a new tool to help buy-side firms decide if they’re getting a good price from their dealers.

As Vuk Magdelinic explains it, in fixed income, buy-side traders want quicker responses on less liquid bonds and better tools for trading blocks. If this is the case—and the research backs that up—he says traders need more information on dealers’ price aggression to make better decisions. 

This has led Magdelinic’s company, Overbond—of which he is CEO—to develop what it calls AI-adjusted price aggression levels. The tool uses gradient-boosting algorithms and open-source machine-learning libraries

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