A Recap of Fixed Income Leaders Summit APAC 2018

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16 October 2018
Eiichiro Yanagawa

Fixed Income Leaders Summit is a meeting place for Buy Side heads of Fixed Income trading & portfolio management.

This three-day summit was hosted by Worldwide Business Research and sponsored by 15+ solution providers across the globe. This year it took place in Singapore on September 18-20. Highly practical insights were yielded by discussing each agenda item:

  • WHO is best suited to help you unlock pools of liquidity?
  • WHO is best suited to your investment and trading strategies?
  • WHO can help you reduce trading costs?
  • WHO can help you identify the best opportunities to trade?
  • WHO has the best trading protocols to suit your liquidity needs?

The landscape of fixed income trading is changing. Capital constraints and reduced dealer balance sheets are restricting the sell side’s ability to provide liquidity. On top of this, technology innovation has opened up the door to a number of new entrants to help fill this void. The boom in new e-Trading platforms is now in full swing, giving you on the buy side the task of navigating this pool of new initiatives to establish who is best placed to meet your liquidity needs.

A Synergy Workshop

This workshop’s goal was to master the three principles of Transaction Cost Analytics (TCA) - How to best execute data management, analytics, and visualization to obtain reliable pre and post-trade insights. With 20+ buy side delegates, who signed up in advance, I led this 90-min workshop and obtained key insights about picking the right TCA technology and methodology, which are all essential when you try to boost your trading performance.

  • What are the sought-after efficiencies creating the incentive to invest in TCA technologies?
  • How can you pick the right transaction cost analysis methodology to boost your trading performance?
  • How can TCA give you a better context behind each transaction, and ultimately fine-tune your trading strategies?
  • What types of fixed income TCA models are being developed and how are they different to other asset classes?
  • Can a reliable fixed income TCA model encompass the full fixed income product range or should you use different TCA methodology for different products?
  • Is there the appropriate level of reference data within fixed income to create a reliable TCA methodology?
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