Fixed-Income Liquidity: An Alternative FIX

Numerous market participants have responded to the problem of shallow liquidity in fixed-income markets with the launch of new trading platforms, but without any tangible success.

Fixed-income participants are now turning focus away from exectuion strategy towards the availability of post-trade information.

“Water, water, everywhere; nor any drop to drink.” Finding common ground between the fixed-income market in 2016 and 18th century English poet and philosopher Samuel Coleridge is tricky, but anyone involved in corporate bond trading in recent years will be able to relate to the renowned lines from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Fixed income has infamously suffered from a drought of liquidity since regulators imposed stricter capital requirements on market participants following the 2008

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