QIC first Australian buy-side firm to execute on a Sef

Money manager looks to access all liquidity pools

Queensland Investment Corp HQ in Brisbane

Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), the A$79 billion ($72 billion) fund manager, has become the first institutional investor in Australia to execute a trade on a swap execution facility (Sef) with a US dollar interest rate swap trade it put through on Bloomberg today. Sef trading is gaining momentum following the regulatory requirement for US parties to execute certain swaps including US dollar interest rate swaps on Sefs as of February 15, 2014. According to data provider Clarus Fi