In Focus

  • Week InAdvance: February 21, 2017

    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Tue 2/21 EU finance ministers meet in Brussels. | Wed 2/22 INVESTORS Cyber Security and Monthly Members Meetings (available via telecon). Fed releases FOMC minutes. | Thu 2/23 OFR panel meets on financial stability via webcast. | Fri 2/24 Day 1 of SEC Speaks forum in DC (available via webcast).

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  • Week InReview: February 17, 2017

    • Friday, February 17, 2017

    As of January this year, 128 bond trading platforms were available to fixed income market participants as traders seek new technology to improve connectivity and electronic trading. | This boom in innovation has seen traders readily embrace electronic trading and a variety of alternative protocols offered to meet bond market needs. | However, IOSCO explained this has led to fragmentation and difficulties for those trading the bond market, highlighting the importance of connectivity.

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  • Week InAdvance: February 13, 2017

    • Monday, February 13, 2017

    Mon 2/13 Cybersecurity conference in San Francisco. Senate vote on Treasury secretary. | Tue 2/14 Day 2 of world government summit in Dubai. Yellen in the Senate. House panel meets on cybersecurity. | Wed 2/15 SEC emerging companies advisory panel meets. Yellen in the House. | Thu 2/16 G20 meetings in Bonn. INVESTORS CMBS Council telecon. | Fri 2/17 Security summit opens in Munich.

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