Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb Sign Joint Venture Agreement
Neil Ryan to Lead Joint CTP Initiative
LONDON – May 23, 2023 – Bloomberg, MarketAxess and Tradeweb (Parties) announced they have signed a joint venture agreement, to establish an independent company (JV Company) for the purpose of participating in the public procurement procedure to become the fixed income consolidated tape provider (CTP) in the European Union, all subject to relevant regulatory approvals.
The Parties have appointed Neil Ryan to lead the CTP initiative. Mr. Ryan is an industry veteran with over 30 years in various senior positions across the public and private sectors, and has vast experience in the fixed income space. Mr. Ryan will focus on producing a comprehensive prototype that utilises the expertise of the Parties in fixed income markets and trade reporting, to be able to deliver a high-quality consolidated tape (CT) that will provide enhanced transparency and access to robust, reliable data. This initiative reflects the Parties’ combined desire to improve the fixed income ecosystem and make a meaningful investment in winning the tender for the European bond CT.
Mr. Ryan commented: “The time has come to provide the European fixed income markets with a consolidated tape that is led by an initiative with deep experience in low-latency data processing, cleansing, consolidation and publishing within a regulated framework. Our motivation is to improve transparency and spur electronification in the fixed income space. Our end goal is a cost-effective CT that treats both data contributors and consumers fairly, while enabling open and impartial access to meaningful and helpful data using existing infrastructure.”
FINBOURNE Technology, a leading cloud-native financial data management firm, has been selected by the Parties as the technology infrastructure provider to build and operate the CT for the JV Company. FINBOURNE’s appointment was the culmination of a detailed and rigorous evaluation process, which considered critical compliance, operational, technical and security aspects of a fit-for-purpose CT. FINBOURNE will now work closely with the joint initiative to demonstrate the capabilities and features of their proposed CT platform.
Thomas McHugh, CEO and Co-Founder of FINBOURNE Technology, commented: “We are pleased to have won the tender to work with these leading firms, who are deeply focused on quality data, and are highly experienced in fixed income markets and running regulated Approved Publication Arrangements (APAs). Importantly, we see this as further validation of our modern, cloud-based, API-first technology, to deliver critical market data access and transparency.”
Bloomberg is a global leader in business and financial information, delivering trusted data, news, and insights that bring transparency, efficiency, and fairness to markets. The company helps connect influential communities across the global financial ecosystem via reliable technology solutions that enable our customers to make more informed decisions and foster better collaboration. For more information, visit Bloomberg.com/company or request a demo.
MarketAxess (Nasdaq: MKTX) operates a leading electronic trading platform that delivers greater trading efficiency, a diversified pool of liquidity and significant cost savings to institutional investors and broker-dealers across the global fixed-income markets. Nearly 1,900 firms leverage MarketAxess’ patented technology to efficiently trade fixed-income securities. MarketAxess’ award-winning Open Trading® marketplace is widely regarded as the preferred all-to-all trading solution in the global credit markets. Founded in 2000, MarketAxess connects a robust network of market participants through the full trading lifecycle, including automated trading solutions, intelligent data products and a range of post-trade services. Learn more at www.marketaxess.com and on Twitter @MarketAxess.
About Tradeweb Markets
Tradeweb Markets Inc. (Nasdaq: TW) is a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets. Founded in 1996, Tradeweb provides access to markets, data and analytics, electronic trading, straight-through-processing and reporting for more than 40 products to clients in the institutional, wholesale and retail markets. Advanced technologies developed by Tradeweb enhance price discovery, order execution and trade workflows while allowing for greater scale and helping to reduce risks in client trading operations. Tradeweb serves approximately 2,500 clients in more than 65 countries. On average, Tradeweb facilitated more than $1.1 trillion in notional value traded per day over the past four quarters. For more information, please go to www.tradeweb.com.
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About FINBOURNE Technology
FINBOURNE Technology was founded in December 2016 with a mission to reduce the cost of investing and increase transparency and trust in capital markets. In six years, we have grown from seven founders to over 200 employees, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Leveraging SaaS technology and a secure cloud infrastructure, our solutions LUSID®, LUSID PMS™ and Luminesce® are designed to liberate, simplify and connect data, for emerging hedge funds, through to established global investment, banking and capital markets institutions.
Delivering an interoperable Modern Financial Data Stack, we offer cutting-edge infrastructure that sits at the heart of global capital markets, reducing operational complexity and total cost of ownership. FINBOURNE is trusted by some of the world’s leading financial services firms, including Fidelity International, London Stock Exchange Group, Baillie Gifford and Railpen. www.finbourne.com
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