Presenter: Paul Leslie (ICAP brokers)
Financial institutions utilize the secondary fixed income markets to execute their customers’ orders, trade for a profit and manage their exposure to risk, including credit, interest rate and exchange rate risks. As there is no centralized exchange in the fixed income market, financial institutions need a way to find information, liquidity and anonymity for their trading activity. .
This need created a demand for the services of perhaps the least known and understood market participants, interdealer brokers (IDBs). This short course provides a basic overview of what IDB’s are and how they operate in the markets.
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