MTS expands data coverage for European government bond market
- Enhanced offering includes government bond data from Central European countries and Israel
- Reflects growing demand for low latency pre-trade data across the European government bond market
MTS, one of Europe’s premier fixed income trading venues, has expanded coverage of its low-latency market data offering, MTS Live, to include government bond data from additional central European countries and Israel.
This expansion is part of an initiative designed to further enhance its pre- and post-trade market data offering in the European government bond market for fixed income market participants globally.
MTS Live customers can now access low-latency market data on securities from a total of 16 government issuers, enabling them to increase matching opportunities and mitigate latency risk.
MTS Live provides market participants with a comprehensive source of pre- and post-trade market data, sourced from MTS Cash, a comprehensive and professional interdealer trading environment for European government bonds. Data is provided from an un-aggregated order book with every visible price, order and trade for the most liquid bonds traded on MTS Cash. Users have access to over 30 million quotes and orders generated daily by the MTS trading community. Data is delivered via FIX-FAST protocol to minimise latency risk and can be combined with co-location in the same data centre as the MTS matching engine to provide continuous insight into price movements.
Simon Linwood, Head of Credit Markets and Data at MTS said: “The addition of data from domestic bond markets in Central Europe and Israel to MTS Live further strengthens our comprehensive data offering.
“As fixed income market participants continue to adopt increasingly sophisticated electronic trading systems, the need to access meaningful low-latency data sourced from highly liquid bond markets has become important. By broadening the scope of data available, MTS Live provides users with the tools they need to evolve their trading strategies.”
MTS Group facilitates a number of regulated electronic fixed income markets across Europe and the US that are managed centrally to ensure optimum levels of global harmonisation and consistency. Over 500 unique counterparties trade an average volume of €100 billion each day on these platforms.
The individual companies within the MTS Group are regulated by financial services regulators in a number of European jurisdictions, including Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Italian Ministry of Finance, Banca d’Italia and Consob, Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). In the United States MTS Markets International Inc. is a member of FINRA and operates MTS BondsPro which is an ATS registered with the SEC.
MTS Cash is a comprehensive and professional cash securities trading environment for the interdealer marketplace. MTS cash includes several domestic markets regulated in different jurisdictions enabling primary dealers to access unparalleled liquidity, transparency and coverage. MTS Repo provides an order-driven market for the electronic transaction of repo agreements and buy/sellbacks in Italy.
MTS BondVision is a trusted and efficient multi-dealer-to-client electronic bond trading platform, delivering exceptional access for institutional investors direct to market makers. MTS BondVision is accessible in Europe from the Italian and the UK legal entities and in the US through the US legal entity of MTS Group (MTS Markets International Inc.). On the BondVision platform, MTS Group provides institutional investors with real-time pricing and the ability to trade with the major dealers.
MTS Credit provides a variety of electronic execution methods for a wide range of multi-currency non-government bonds, including covered, SSA, corporate and financial bonds. MTS Credit is composed of financial instruments available to trade on both BondVision and MTS Prime.
MTS Swaps leverages existing MTS Group distribution technology to deliver immediate access to a diverse range of liquidity providers through your chosen prime banks.
MTS Data is sourced directly and exclusively from the MTS interdealer market and includes benchmark real-time data, reference data, reference prices and historical data, providing the benchmark data source on the fixed income market.
FTSE MTS Indices are operated by FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets, in which MTS has a minority stake. They provide independent, transparent, real-time and tradable Eurozone fixed income indices, based on tradable prices from MTS. FTSE MTS indices are tracked by (and can be traded via) around 40 ETFs in addition to numerous structured products.
For more information, visit www.mtsmarkets.com.
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The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe's leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies to access funds for growth and development.
Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $10 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, and RNS.
Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH.Clearnet Group, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s CSD based in Luxembourg.
LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 5,500 people.
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