Best Execution – Autumn 2021
Normality may be returning, but with it inflation has made a comeback with higher interest rates possibly waiting in the wings, and capital markets will surely be impacted giving market participants a potentially volatile ride.
Closer to the trading floor, Dan Barnes warns that watchdogs could stymie the only consensus model for firm pricing in a bond market that is already short of transparency, and our buyside profile is (endurance runner) Bryn Jones, head of fixed income and lead manager of Rathbone’s Ethical Bond Fund and the Rathbone Strategic Bond Fund.
We also look at how the pandemic accelerated the trend of trading automation while we document the increasing number of fintech and banking partnerships. The other big item on the agenda is Libor. Our second profile is Gonzalo Gómez Retuerto, Head Fixed Income and MARF (Mercado Alternativo de Renta Fija) at SIX’s BME.
Although the future is never certain, if the past year has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected.
Lynn Strongin Dodds, Editor.
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