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Transforming Today’s Fixed-Income Markets

Fixed income markets have an acute need for better analytics. Amid growing digitization, a proliferation of data means many buy-side firms are grappling with how to best process, analyze and glean insights from the information they consume.

Some have turned to evaluated pricing and advanced technology to find liquidity and navigate volatility, amid an uncertain macroeconomic outlook. Others are charting a hybrid approach to data management. So how has the role of pre-trade information changed? And what’s next in terms of cloud and API adoption? Our sponsored report with Coalition Greenwich examines the evolution of data and technology being used by buy-side firms.
This report is authored by
Coalition Greenwich

Executive summary


The need for more and better analytics to deal with fixed-income data has arrived. As the volume of information linked to bonds has grown, investment firms are looking for new and improved ways to manage that information and gain insights from the data they consume. One area that has benefited from the onset of innovative tools is pretrade analytics. Buy-side firms are turning to evaluated pricing and advanced technology to help them find liquidity and navigate a host of macroeconomic factors, including enhanced volatility, higher rates, inflation, and other frictions. This report focuses on our recent study, which was designed to foster a better understanding of the evolving role of data and technology being used by buy-side investment firms.

77% Buy-side firms

Employ a mix of fundamental and quantitative investment methodologies and want better data analysis tools

59% Respondents

Consume streaming dealer prices through a vendor solution

Data standardization and interpretation have been huge efforts with an ongoing discussion in which market participants take a little step forward each year. The need for clean and complete data sets is paramount with the growth of fixed-income information. The push to the cloud and use of APIs are driving changes in fixed-income markets.

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This study was sponsored by ICE. ICE is not affiliated with Greenwich Associates, LLC, or any of their affiliates. Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include: Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE, ICE Data Services, and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of ICE and/or its affiliates is located at www.ice.com/terms-of-use

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