Liquidnet published the results of a recent survey of global asset management firms that explores how MiFID II impacts the role of technology in trading corporate bonds. According to the study, titled ‘Future Tech— Trading Bonds Post MiFID II’, 86% of respondent firms had technology in place to comply with the MiFID II European regulation implementation date. This is still a work in progress, however, with 86% of firms currently in the process of re-configuring workflows and 68% improving data collection.
When wild market days occur, there are always questions about how the composition and trading characteristics of the market may affect how to source liquidity and protect alpha. The implications for trading echoes a common theme: Higher order decisions such as choosing the best algorithmic strategy will be more impactful than lower-level choices such as trading venue.
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