News & Views

By Sue Gross
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7 months ago

On May 14, 2018 the Mark-Up Disclosure rule became the law of the land. For the first time brokers became required to put the amount of money they made on fixed income retail trades onto their trade confirmations. BondWave has been measuring daily transaction costs on a post-trade basis since April 2016. Using BondWave’s algorithm, we looked at the trend in retail mark-ups to determine if there has been a noticeable impact since the implementation of the disclosure rule.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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7 months ago

BondWave LLC, a leading financial technology firm focused on fixed income solutions, announced today the launch of its Effi™ Market Calculator, powered by their proprietary prevailing market price calculation engine. The Market Calculator leverages BondWave’s proprietary QTrades™ and QCurves™ data and was developed to add an increased level of price confidence before buying, selling or bidding any bond.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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7 months ago

There is a common narrative thread in the fixed income markets today that essentially says, “the fixed income market today is like the equity market of 20 years ago (or 10, or 30).” The implied conclusion is that in 20 years (or 10, or 30) the fixed income market will look just like the equity market of today.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
 • 
7 months ago

BondWave LLC, a leading financial technology firm focused on fixed income solutions, announced today the launch of its Effi™ Market Calculator, powered by their proprietary prevailing market price calculation engine. The Market Calculator leverages BondWave’s proprietary QTrades™ and QCurves™ data and was developed to add an increased level of price confidence before buying, selling or bidding any bond. Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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8 months ago

There is a common narrative thread in the fixed income markets today that essentially says, “the fixed income market today is like the equity market of 20 years ago (or 10, or 30).” The implied conclusion is that in 20 years (or 10, or 30) the fixed income market will look just like the equity market of today.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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8 months ago

The electronification of the fixed income industry is well underway and rapidly approaching an inflection point. With recent headlines emphasizing the new wave of mergers and acquisitions across the industry, fixed income participants may soon face an entirely new market structure to navigate.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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9 months ago

The electronification of the fixed income industry is well underway and rapidly approaching an inflection point. With recent headlines emphasizing the new wave of mergers and acquisitions across the industry, fixed income participants may soon face an entirely new market structure to navigate.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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9 months ago

BondWave launches its new user interface option for its Prevailing Market Price (PMP) solution. The Trade Oversight module of Effi™ provides firms with an intuitive, visual and flexible data repository that offers access to the PMP data and ability to review and remediate exceptions.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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9 months ago

BondWave launches its new user interface option for its Prevailing Market Price (PMP) solution. The Trade Oversight module of Effi™ provides firms with an intuitive, visual and flexible data repository that offers access to the PMP data and ability to review and remediate exceptions.Read Full Article

By Sue Gross
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11 months ago

May 14 marked the official implementation date of the MSRB’s and FINRA’s mark-up disclosure rule and the calculation of a PMP utilizing the prescribed ‘waterfall’ approach for fixed income securities. This implementation also marked a critical next step in the transformation and evolution of the fixed income landscape, as participants seek better, more precise data and new tools beyond implementation of the rule.Read Full Article