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IIAC Launches Bond Market Newsletter (IIAC Blog)

IIAC Launches Bond Market Newsletter (IIAC Blog)

The IIAC has launched a new publication titled “IIAC Fixed Income Market Regulatory Update.” You can read our inaugural issue by clicking here.

This monthly newsletter will bring you up-to-date on bond market regulatory developments in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. It also includes relevant links and IIAC commentary.

If you or others in your organization are impacted by regulatory changes in the fixed income markets, then this publication is for you.

The November 2015 issue covers topics such as:

– CSA next steps in regulation and transparency of Canada’s fixed income market

– Municipal … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Bond-Market Liquidity (IIAC Blog)

Thoughts on Bond-Market Liquidity (IIAC Blog)

On September 30, I spoke at the Bloomberg LIVE Canadian Fixed Income Conference in New York City. Ari Altstedter, Reporter with Bloomberg News, did a terrific job moderating a panel on bond market liquidity on which I participated.

On the same day, I also sat down with Michael McKee and Kathleen Hays on Bloomberg Radio to talk about the deterioration in bond market trading conditions in Canada; the differences between the Canadian and U.S. markets; the contributing factors to decreased liquidity; what regulators can do to ameliorate the liquidity crunch; and the implications for fixed income … Continue reading

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Ian Russell Discusses Bond Market Liquidity Concerns on BNN (IIAC Blog)

Ian Russell Discusses Bond Market Liquidity Concerns on BNN (IIAC Blog)

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Letter from the President: Global Credit Markets at a Crossroads (IIAC Blog)

Letter from the President: Global Credit Markets at a Crossroads (IIAC Blog)

On June 4-5, 2015, I participated in the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Annual General Meeting and Conference in Amsterdam—perhaps the foremost venue to understand the leading edge trends in global and European credit markets and the direction of regulatory reform. The bond market liquidity drought dominated the conversations. Finding buyers in the market when investors look to sell has gotten more difficult, resulting in greater day-to-day volatility and wider bid-ask spreads. Even the U.S. Treasury bond market—one of the most liquid markets in the world—is not immune to turbulence. 

There are a number of factors behind this liquidity crunch, … Continue reading

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