E-trading platforms: Electric dreams

E-trading platforms have bounced back from the Lehman-induced dip in trading volumes, with the leading brokers reporting a surge of activity since the spring. Credit looks at the factors influencing this recovery.

The extent to which e-trading retreated during the dark days of late 2008 and early 2009 was starkly illustrated in a survey by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (Sifma). Market participants reported a decrease in fixed income e-trading volumes in 2008, with 50%

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