TBMA: E-Trading Platforms Accelerated Market Development

Walker, Susanne
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/9/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32026, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that according to the Bond Market Association's 2004 review of electronic transaction systems in the U.S. and European markets, electronic trading platforms have accelerated the development of value-added services to enhance product offerings and reduce costs. Trading platforms allow market participants to electronically buy or sell fixed income products. Association's report identified 74 trading platforms in the U.S. and Europe in December 2004, down from 77 in 2003, saying that as the industry matures, competition intensifies and consolidation sets in.


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