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MarketAxess Allows PIMCO to Trade by Its Own Rules – Reuters

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MarketAxess has granted Pimco a special arrangement that allows the bond giant to limit the information it shares on the electronic trading platform and take advantage of any off-market prices, three sources with knowledge of the matter told IFR.

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  • Cougar
    CougarMay 11, 2018"Dealers lack confidence to provide firm pricing for depth, especially among Tier II dealers. A large part of this lack of confidence stems from asymmetry of information (over the last 10y with FI electronification the buyside has accrued ever more pricing information over that of the dealers). This particular MarketAxess example takes that situation further toward a buyside firm's advantage - further reducing dealer confidence and so the provision of depth (real liqui…"

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Dealers lack confidence to provide firm pricing for depth, especially among Tier II dealers. A large part of this lack of confidence stems from asymmetry of information (over the last 10y with FI electronification the buyside has accrued ever more pricing information over that of the dealers). This particular MarketAxess example takes that situation further toward a buyside firm’s advantage – further reducing dealer confidence and so the provision of depth (real liquidity). In the long run this will likely prove to be of many buyside pyrrhic victories. The oft purported bond rout WILL eventually come and buyside fund NAVs… Read more »