Transcripts

Every interview we’ve done is now available for download as a Word file.
Use the search facility to find all the interviews on credit, rates or equities.

The future of the sell-side trading function

Transcript of interview on the evolution of sell-side trading, we spoke with Mark Goodman, head of platform and execution hub at UBS; Ed Wicks, head of trading at Legal and General Investment Management, and Pontus Eriksson, head of strategy at FIS to understand the drivers for change, their visions of the future dealer, and the practical steps needed to help the sell-side move forward.

4 months ago

Key takeaway from FIX EMEA 2020: Finance needs a community

Transcript of interview with Rebecca Healey and Matt Coupe, co-chairs of the EMEA Regional Committee, talking about the first virtual FIX EMEA Trading Conference, showcasing a range of discussions. From the drive towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) finance amongst regulators and investors alike, the impact of COVID-19 on the regulatory agenda, to updates from heads of trading across the globe, clear themes were visible.

4 months ago

Why has portfolio trading boomed this year?

Transcript of interview with Chioma Okoye from Tradeweb, on how and why appetite and capability has increased. Since trading US$49 billion in 2019, Tradeweb has seen volumes explode with US$79 billion of portfolio trades executed in the first eight months of the year.

4 months ago

Paul Tang MEP The importance of ESG at FIX EMEA on 18 September

Transcript of interview with Paul Tang, MEP, ahead of his speech at the FIX EMEA Trading conference on 18 September 2020, where he gives his insights into the rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) as a focus point amongst grassroots investors and the management of capital markets firms.

4 months ago

Pressure mounted on buy-side bond desks in August

Transcript of interview with Jim Switzer, global head of fixed income trading at Alliance Bernstein, gives a credit trading update for August, with high issuance and poor secondary liquidity being the main takeaways.

5 months ago

Summer has revealed interesting trends underpinning electronic rates trading volumes

Transcript of interview with Ken Monahan, vice president for Market Structure and Technology at analyst firm Greenwich Associates, gives us an insight into what is driving the proportional increase in D2C electronic trading in 2020, in contrast to the overall trend, and an understanding of the importance of futures trading as a counterpart to the cash bonds market.

5 months ago

Getting the next generation involved in FIX Trading

Transcript of interview about the FIX Next Gen initiative and how it is helping to bring fresh ideas and skills into the fold, with input from Sapna Swaly, Vela, Sakeena Lalljee, Aquis Exchange, and Alex Ings, Credit Suisse, as they explain the value that new contributors can get from attending the virtual FIX EMEA Trading conference on 18 September 2020.

5 months ago

FIX EMEA 2020: How ESMA is keeping the industry on its toes

Transcript of interview with Matt Coupe, Co-Chair of the EMEA Regional Committee in the FIX Trading Community, outlines the regulatory changes that are hitting capital markets today, to the responses that firms need to consider as their business environment changes.

5 months ago

Getting better bond transparency ahead of Europe’s consolidated tape

Transcript of interview with Jason Waight, head of Regulatory Affairs for Europe at MarketAxess. Regulatory initiatives to enhance transparency in the bond markets have merit, but also have limits. While these utility models increase the information available, Europe’s existing initiatives have added very little to the price formation process, making it vital that traders understand how else they can get access to data.

6 months ago

Concessions in primary markets are creating investment opportunities

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6 months ago

European credit markets: Transparency still challenging post-crisis

Transcript of interview with Sharon Ruffles, head of fixed income trading at State Street Global Advisors, on the initiatives like the proposed European consolidated tape would improve, but not solve, the transparency challenge. Her firm is using new trading protocols such as portfolio trading along with traditional voice trading and depth of experience to support investors in these challenging markets.

6 months ago

Optimising remote working for traders

Transcript of interview with Russell Feldman, COO at IMTC, gives his insights on how remote working is breaking up the physical communication and workflows that buy-side traders and portfolio managers use in the office. To minimise any impact on investors, and to optimise performance, they will need to embrace cloud-based investment and trading systems across the front office.

7 months ago

Analysing equity execution in H1 2020

Transcript of interview with Anish Puaar, European Market Structure Analyst at Rosenblatt Securities gave us his expert insights into equity trading in the first half of the year, and the potential dynamics which will affect it going forwards.

7 months ago

Trading through the lens of COVID 19

Transcript of interview on how countermeasures to tackle COVID 19 and the pandemic itself are changing our view of risk at a macro, firm-wide and trading desk level. With input from Gary Paulin, Global Head of Integrated Trading Solutions at Northern Trust Capital Markets, Brett Chappell, Partner at Sherpa Edge and Pontus Eriksson, Strategy Director for Capital Markets, FIS.

8 months ago