Services support bond liquidity risk management and price transparency
Interactive Data, a leading provider of fixed-income evaluated pricing, and subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), announced that its continuous evaluated fixed-income pricing (CEP) and liquidity indicators services are now available to FactSet clients. FactSet provides integrated financial information and analytical applications across asset classes to more than 63,000 users around the world.
As the shift to electronic bond trading platforms continues, the need for independent, high-quality data that allow users to assess quote quality and enhance price discovery has grown. Interactive Data now supplies leading bond-trading platforms and applications with independent reference prices, insights into bond values and greater pre- and post-trade transparency.
“We are pleased to be able to offer Interactive Data’s CEP and liquidity measures to our clients. Providing increased pre-trade transparency into otherwise opaque fixed income markets directly supports our mission to provide global, complete, one-stop solutions to our clients,” explained Goran Skoko, Senior Vice President, Workstation Solutions, FactSet. “Our integrated offering now enables institutional users to make more informed trading decisions, evaluate their multi-asset class portfolios in real time, and provide enhanced service to their clients.”
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Interactive Data’s Liquidity Indicators service is designed to support firms’ liquidity risk management needs during all market conditions. The indicators include estimates of the projected trade volume capacity of a fixed income security, which can be used in conjunction with information on a firm’s position to estimate the number of days to exit a position under various scenarios.
“We are delighted to be working with FactSet to improve transparency into bond pricing and liquidity risk management for their clients,” said Bill Gartland, Senior Director, Interactive Data. “From pre-trade price discovery to post-trade execution measurement, our independent evaluated pricing offers clients enhanced market quality, transparency and operational efficiency.”