Jill Malandrino, host of Nasdaq’s #TradeTalks, was joined last week by fixed income, ETF and market structure experts from FTSE Russell, Nasdaq and Goldman Sachs Asset Management to discuss new approaches to navigating the fixed income market.
This lively discussion shed light on the growing role of big data and evolving technology in helping fixed income investors navigate markets and pursue their long-term investment objectives.
Jayni Kosoff – head of fixed income ETF strategy & business development, FTSE Russell:
“Some of the ideas that portfolio managers have used to address fixed income challenges…we are now able to capture their time-tested concepts systematically in an index. We’re using 'big data' technologies to map in data for use in sophisticated approaches to index construction. Recent examples include creating fundamental indexes using insights from issuer financials and adding a climate lens to our World Government Bond Index (WGBI).”
Diana Sands – fixed income portfolio manager, Goldman Sachs Asset Management:
“Investors are looking for more efficient and transparent ways to access areas of fixed income. And we are starting to use fixed income ETFs increasingly used to put on and take off risk in an efficient way. The ETF has taken on more trading power for our clients.”
Steve Oh – head of ETF product & listings, Nasdaq:
“Fixed income ETFs have been one of the fastest growing areas within ETFs. We are seeing a lot of thoughtful new strategies listing with smarter use of data and transparency. From a market structure standpoint, the fixed income markets and especially ETFs have been tested in recent years and have done well.”
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