Why has portfolio trading boomed this year?

Portfolio trading took off in popularity at the height of this year’s volatile markets. Chioma Okoye, director and European credit product manager at Tradeweb, says that trading protocol has become increasingly used by asset managers from the largest to the smallest firms, with greater numbers of line items being used, and traders moving from manual spreadsheet models to electronic trading for improved efficiency.

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. Chioma explains how and why appetite and capability has increased.

Published on September 18, 2020

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