There are significant efforts to push both cash and derivatives markets on to electronic trading platforms. At least part of that is a result of lessons learned from the crisis - regulators are keen for greater pre- and post-trade transparency, and see electronic trading platforms as one way of doing that. Various new regulations are coming into force, including the Dodd-Frank Act in the US and Mifid II in Europe, both of which have a large focus on trading.
On the cash side, three new electronic platforms to trade euro-denominated corporate bonds are being developed as part of the Cassiopeia project - an initiative to bring liquidity, transparency and security to the European bond market. The first of these - BondMatch by NYSE Euronext - launched in July 2011.
In this webinar, four leading experts discuss the move to electronic trading, and some of the challenges this presents.
Moderator: Nick Sawyer, editor-in-chief, Risk
Alice Beavan, responsible for the electronic credit trading platform in Europe, RBC Capital Markets
Frederic Dassori, a director at Credit Suisse in New York. He heads business development for Americas fixed income e-commerce and electronic market-making in credit and interest rate products
Nathalie Masset, deputy director for European debt markets, NYSE Euronext
Jeremy Smart, managing director and the head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa fixed-income electronic distribution for the credit and rates businesses at Morgan Stanley. He is also responsible for the firm's response regulatory change with regard to execution