Thought Leadership

By Sue Gross
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4 weeks ago

May 14th 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.
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By Sue Gross
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4 months ago

Fixed income participants have less than two months until the May 14th deadline for the implementation of the mark-up disclosure rule and the implementation of the PMP ‘waterfall’ approach for fixed income.
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By Sue Gross
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4 months ago

Get answers to questions for mark-up disclosure readiness. Does your solution account for side of market adjustments, provide Real-time PMP Calculations, or…
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By Sue Gross
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5 months ago

Despite numerous regulatory efforts for greater transparency, the nature of the municipal bond market remains opaque due to its fragmented nature. BondWave’s QCurves offers a transparent, flexible and quantitative municipal bond yield curve.
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By Sue Gross
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6 months ago

The increased regulation aimed at protecting the retail investor around individual bond investing has contributed to the substantial growth in fixed income packaged product adoption by advisors and could ultimately hurt the retail investor’s access to individual bonds.
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By Sue Gross
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7 months ago

The need for dependable financial benchmarks cannot be overstated given the recent LIBOR debacle which resulted in an FCA mandate for the replacement of LIBOR by the end of 2021. A reliable benchmark needs to be firmly and quantitatively grounded in the economic realities of the market it aims to represent.

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By Sue Gross
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8 months ago

On September 1 and August 12, 2016, respectively, the MSRB and FINRA formally applied to the SEC to make mark-up disclosure on retail confirms the law of the land. In the 14 months since, BondWave has been actively engaged in providing a real-time Prevailing Market Price (PMP)
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By Lou Rebimbas
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11 months ago

The London Interbank Offered Rate or LIBOR, the global benchmark interest rate that impacts customers and companies borrowing money across the world, is to be replaced by the end of 2021, though uncertainty hangs on what the replacement will look like.
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By Daniel Conroy
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12 months ago

May 14th started a one-year countdown to the implementation of the Mark-up Disclosure Rule and the implementation of the PMP Waterfall approach for fixed income in 2018. If your firm hasn’t started working on a process and solution, you are already behind.
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By Daniel Conroy
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12 months ago

Fulcrum had a number of clients who were trying to navigate their fixed income bond allocations, particularly in a rising rate environment. Many investors were seeking to diversify and optimize their bond holdings, yet many advisors only offered clients a limited range of investment options because of the complexity of fixed income investing.
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