The municipal bond market is viewed by many as frozen in time. Innovation has been focused primarily on corporate bond and U.S. Treasury trading, but it's time for the impressive evolution of the municipal bond trading to enter the spotlight.

Deal Makers Sentiment Survey: 2019

Greenwich Report
April 2019 By: Richard Johnson
In this 2019 Deal Makers Sentiment Survey, we explore M&A and capital market outlooks, examining expectations across industry and region and highlighting the key concerns and drivers for the next 12 months.
The average buy-side trading budget grew 8% year-over-year, to $2.73 million.
Trading and clearing business goes to those people that provide the best service, market color and tightest pricing. The swaps market should not rest...
An interesting facet of market structure is how flexible markets can be, twisting and turning to conform with the nature of the product, the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate and the scope of the buyers and sellers they’re...

Corporate Bond Trading in 2019

Greenwich Report
January 2019 By: Kevin McPartland
The boom in new corporate bond trading platforms is over. Institutional corporate bond investors have voted with their feet, utilizing those tools that work best within the current market structure. We are now in a phase of refinement, where the...
Join Kevin McPartland, Managing Director, from Greenwich Associates and Rick McVey, CEO, from MarketAxess, for a discussion of the current landscape of electronic trading in corporate bonds.
On any given day in the U.S. corporate bond market, roughly 70% of the trades executed are for 100 bonds or fewer (equivalent to $100,000 or less). Greenwich Associates data shows that the vast majority of these trades—over 90%—are now done on...
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