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Pandemic Perspectives (Part 10) – Acceleration of Trend toward ESG

The crisis will accelerate the trend toward environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, with much more emphasis on the social “S”, particularly outside North America...

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Pandemic Perspective

The European Commission, ESMA and the FCA appear to be including fixed income in new payment for research requirements in MiFID II and EMiR by not explicitly excluding fixed income research.

The corporate bond market is starting to feel a lot like the swaps market did in 2010. There is no electronic trading mandate for corporate bonds of course, but a proliferation of new bond trading platforms and initiatives is upon us akin to the...

Last fall we published research that showed how trading in the interest rate swaps market has become even more concentrated with the top five dealers since Dodd-Frank, rather than more competitive as regulators had hoped. It should come as no...

The penetration of electronic trading across the financial markets is remarkably inconsistent. While equities and foreign exchange are largely traded over platforms, the same cannot be said for much of the fixed income market.

I’m not a great fan of regulation for regulation’s sake. While this is too strong and cursory a judgment on what has been happening in the US and Europe for the past few years, some suggested regulatory changes make you wonder. For instance, recent...

High costs can be a barrier to success for any swap execution facility (SEF), but there’s more to it than that. Based on our conversations with the buy side, simple fee models are preferable. Thankfully most major SEFs have taken a transpar­ent...


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