Analysis: How electronic bond trading has held up in 2020

Volatile markets are seen as the natural home for voice traders, but 2020 has seen many electronic trading protocols thrive. Fixed income is still a very relationship-based business, but having the right level of automation and analytics on the trading function can support greater use of e-trading to generate alpha and to support human traders, particularly when navigating the opportunities provided by volatility.

Mikael Björkman, head of Execution for Fixed Income at Credit Suisse, analyses how to optimise the use of electronic trading on the buy-side desk, how to integrate high- and low-touch trading and the feedback that e-trading provides into performance measures.

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