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ICMA launches 3rd European Corporate Bond Secondary Market Study
30 April 2019 ICMA is pleased to announce the launch of its 3rd study into the state and evolution of the European investment grade corporate bond secondary market.
The study will set out to address three key questions:
  • What is the current state and expected course for market liquidity?
  • How is the structure of the market evolving?
  • What are the expectations for future market developments?
As with previous studies, the research will take a triangular approach, consisting of: (i) market data and analysis; (ii) on-line surveys; and (iii) semi-structured interviews with market stakeholders.
Links to the on-line buy-side and sell-side surveys will be posted here in the next few days.
Meanwhile, we will look to organize interviews with market participants and stakeholders, including:
  • Bank/broker-dealer corporate bond traders
  • Bank/broker-dealer fixed income market structure experts
  • Investment and asset manager portfolio managers and traders
  • Lead managers
  • Corporate bond issuers (non-financial and financial)
  • Inter-dealer brokers and electronic trading platform providers
  • Relevant technology providers/FinTech initiatives
  • Credit repo traders
  • Corporate SN-CDS traders
As with similar studies, all information shared in the interviews will be anonymized and aggregated, and all participants will have the opportunity to review the final report ahead of publication.
If you or any of your relevant colleagues would like to contribute to this important study, please contact Andy Hill and Gabriel Callsen to schedule an interview. Interviews will be conducted in person, where possible, or by phone.
Terms of Reference for the study.


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