SEC’s White ‘deeply concerned’ about bond market illiquidity

Agency to publish report on regulation and market liquidity in May 2017

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SEC's White has denied there was a clear causal link between regulation and declining bond liquidity

The outgoing head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is "deeply concerned" about liquidity in corporate bonds – but insists there is insufficient evidence to blame post-crisis regulation for the deterioration in trading conditions.

"The data does concern me and the overall issue [of bond liquidity] deeply concerns me. I go back quite frequently to our staff to try and drill down on what we are reporting to Congress each quarter on corporate bond liquidity in the primary and

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