EU consolidated bond tape could boost all-to-all trading

Greater confidence in pricing may also have eased Covid liquidity crunch, says Dimensional exec


Near-real-time prices for bonds offered by a consolidated tape in Europe could give buy-side firms more confidence to trade on all-to-all venues, which may have helped boost liquidity during last year’s Covid-19 crisis, according to a Dimensional Fund Advisors executive.

For years now, proponents have been calling for a consolidated tape in European credit that would resemble the system available for many US bonds by providing an aggregated trade data feed accessible to all market participants

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