Danske Bank joins European Bond Market through MTS BondVision
MTS, Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income market, today announced that Danske Bank has joined MTS as a market maker on its BondVision market.
MTS BondVision is a multi-dealer-to-client electronic bond trading market, connecting investors to one of the largest networks of market makers available on an online trading platform for euro-denominated securities. The addition of Danske Bank takes the total number of liquidity providers on BondVision to 29.
The BondVision platform supports trading in multiple currencies, including EUR, GBP, USD and CEE local currencies as well as benefiting from pre- and post-trade services.
Bo Sondergaard, Head of Fixed Income Sales at Danske Bank, comments: “We are delighted to be joining the European bond markets through BondVision, providing liquidity to both the Nordic region and the rest of Europe. The platform’s efficient electronic trading technology will give us direct access to a broad network of investors.”
Jack Jeffery, CEO at MTS, said: “We have seen a significant increase in demand in the Nordic region for the ability to trade European government bonds in an electronic market that improves on the efficiencies of voice trading and delivers the level of transparency required in the current regulatory environment. As Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic market, we welcome new participants to our platform who will bring even more liquidity to the professional fixed income market, and look forward to further expansion in the Nordic region.”
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Notes to Editors:
MTS is Europe’s premier facilitator for the electronic fixed income trading market, with over 500 unique counterparties and average daily turnover exceeding EUR 85 billion. MTS customers benefit from its relationship with Europe’s leading diversified exchange business, the London Stock Exchange Group, which operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.
MTS markets provide the professional trading environment for the interdealer marketplace, enabling primary dealers from across the globe to access unparalleled liquidity, transparency and coverage.
MTS further facilitates the dealer-to-client bond market through BondVision, the most trusted and efficient electronic bond trading market, delivering exceptional access for institutional investors direct to the market makers.
MTS Data is sourced directly and exclusively from the MTS interdealer market and includes benchmark real-time data, reference data, reference prices, time series data and snap- shot data, providing the benchmark data source on the fixed income market.
London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe’s leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.
The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,500 people.
Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com
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