Top venues mull offering joint EU consolidated tape for bonds

Market participants worry venue-led CT is designed to protect high-cost data services

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Three rival operators of fixed income trading venues – Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb – are working together to set up a consortium that will deliver a regulated consolidated tape (CT) for bonds in the European Union, industry sources say.

The initiative appears to be something of an open secret among the community of vendors and consultants involved in developing CT prototypes, although all three companies declined to confirm the existence of the consortium. 

The sources say the plans

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