Adapting to Change in the Electronic Fixed Income and OTC Markets: Have We Reached an Inflection Point?

The post-crisis market reforms in the U.S. and Europe provided a catalyst for the uptake of electronic trading and trade processing in the OTC derivatives markets.

Market participants are faced with the challenge of a high-volume world where they increasingly need to price, trade, and manage risk in real time. However, there is a hindrance in that many participants are limited by legacy systems and processes that were designed for a slower-paced, voice-traded world.

At a recent event hosted by Numerix, capital markets participants gathered in New York to discuss how electronification has influenced and disrupted these multi-trillion-dollar markets. In this article, we report on the key takeaways and perspectives covered during the event.