The key objective for a life insurer, pension scheme or asset manager is to ensure there is sufficient cash flow to fund future payment obligations to clients. However, achieving this goal in a low-rate environment with increasing regulatory oversight and capital requirements is becoming ever more challenging. As a result, many insurance and pension providers are turning to LDI strategies to more readily attain their funding target.
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The fixed income market is undergoing a shift in the way trades are executed. Amid growing competition and advances in electronic trading venues, both buy-side and sell-side participants are facing a steady increase in volumes of RFQs that have been facilitated by electronic platforms.
There has been an increase in automation across the fixed income infrastructure and these changes are creating opportunities to increase revenue, as well as reduce operating costs.
The fixed income market is experiencing a wave of increased automation. Over the last ten years the market has evolved considerably but trade processing and pre-trade workflows are still fragmented. Going forward, a firm’s success will be tied to how well prepared they are to respond and participate in automating these processes.
We sat down with Nick Greenwood, founder and CIO of Haven Cove, to learn more about the company, including the effects of COVID-19 and what the future may hold.
We sat down with Quantifi CEO, Rohan Douglas to learn about how Quantifi has grown over the last 20 years and what the future holds for the company.
Relative value trading is a popular investment strategy for firms looking to achieve high returns while minimising risk. This blog explores the challenges of bond analytics and how access to the right analytics can provide opportunities for more comprehensive trading strategies.
Portfolio managers and traders that use over the counter (OTC) derivatives often lack an accurate real-time view of the valuations and risk of their derivative positions, especially when trading exotic derivatives. Unlike liquid securities or exchange traded products, there is not always a market price available for OTC derivatives.
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