Buy side is the barrier to all-to-all credit trading, says AB chief

Switzer calls current pre-trade transparency technology "awful"


Buy-side firms need to embrace new technology in order to help grow fledgling all-to-all trading in corporate bonds, according to senior figures at some of the largest US asset managers.

Speaking at the Fixed Income Leaders Summit in Boston on June 9, Jim Switzer, head of credit trading at AB in New York, said behaviours need to change within the buy-side community to make the most of new solutions, with more efficient pre-trade price discovery helping asset managers to trade more intelligently.

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