Dan Barnes

Editorial Director

The Editorial Director at Markets Media Europe, Dan strives to become an integral part of traders’ networks by ensuring they are informed and helped by the information we deliver. Dan wrote the world’s first article on predatory trading algorithms in 2004, and has won multiple State Street ‘Journalist of the Year’ awards in several categories. In his spare time, Dan makes longbows.

Latest From Dan Barnes

Exclusive: New xBK head, Dragan Skoko, discusses BNY Mellon’s new outsourced trading

BNY Mellon has launched a new outsourced trading offering for buy-side institutions globally, including asset managers and asset owners. The offering by BNY Mellon Capital Markets will be powered by xBK, the buy-side trading division that on ave...

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On The DESK: Dan Barnes in conversation with Kirstie MacGillivray

As CEO of Aegon UK and its head of investment dealing, Kirstie MacGillivray has a unique perspective across the front office and the board room for buyside firms. Which issues can traders try to resolve, to improve asset management today? Trad...

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Research by The DESK: The state of liquidity for US mid-market asset management firms

In 2022, despite robust secondary trading volumes, many buy-side firms are citing worsening liquidity conditions and dealers have seen falling trading revenues moving into the second half of the year. Bond market liquidity has traditionally been ...

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MiFIR/MiFID – negotiations begin on final review and consolidated tape

EU member states’ representatives have today agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposed regulation reviewing the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MIFIR) and the second Markets in Financial Instrument...

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On the DESK: Making traders integral to the investment process

Sonali Pier explains how a trader can stand out, and be given a sense of owning the investment process through leadership. How is trading built into the investment process within PIMCO, and why are traders referred to as portfolio managers with...

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Research by The DESK: OMS/EMS Survey 2022

Traders prioritise O/EMS analytics as liquidity dries up OMS/EMS stacks need to help traders assess trading conditions in 2022. The DESK’s research into buy-side execution and order management systems (O/EMS) for fixed income markets has found...

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Project Amber: Dealer consortium developing new bond trading venue

A consortium of sell-side firms is developing a trading platform in the fixed income space, which could rival existing venues including Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb, according to sources. Named ‘Project Amber’, it is the latest in a line o...

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Trading: Using AI and ML in the trading environment 

Machine learning can help to automate decision-making for efficiency, but also to optimise human decision-making. Dan Barnes reports. The application of machine learning algorithms in the trading landscape extends from high-touch to low-touch t...

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