CHAPTERFOURELECTRONIC TRADING FOR FIXED INCOME MARKETS

MARSHALL NICHOLSON

Managing DirectorKnight BondPoint

In a short time, technology has revolutionized trading in the fixed income industry, just as it has in other securities markets such as equities, options, and foreign exchange. We’re only at the beginning of sweeping changes expected to touch every participant, from the back office to the trader, from the money manager to the investment advisor, from the regulator to the retail investor.

OVERALL BOND MARKET GROWTH

To appreciate how electronic trading fits into the fixed income markets, it’s important to start with the whole of the U.S. bond market, a market that has doubled in size since 2000. By the close of 2010, there was more than $35 ...

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