December 12, 2013

ANZ adds Credit Bond Prices to Thomson Reuters Bond Trading Platform

Move expands coverage of AUD and NZD bonds, as well as USD and EUR Eurobonds from Australian and New Zealand issuers, on Thomson Reuters bond e-trading platform, Thomson Reuters Fixed Income Trading

LONDON, NEW YORK - Thomson Reuters today announced that ANZ is now listing credit bond prices on its electronic bond trading platform, Thomson Reuters Fixed Income Trading. The move sees Thomson Reuters expand its coverage of AUD and NZD bonds as well as USD and EUR Eurobonds from Australian and New Zealand issuers on the platform. ANZ joins 18 of the world’s largest financial institutions already contributing prices to the platform, with prices also displayed via the Company’s flagship financial desktop, Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Thomson Reuters Fixed Income Trading provides a key source of fixed income liquidity to private bank and wealth management execution desks through an extensive range of instruments from global, regional and local dealers. It includes over 33,000 unique debt issues covering government, sovereign, agency, corporate and covered bonds. The platform also supports the complete trade workflow from price discovery through to trade execution and notification.

“ANZ will be using the platform to distribute prices and find counterparties for over 2700 bonds denominated in AUD, NZD, USD, EUR and GBP,” said Chris Khan, head of Credit Trading Europe at ANZ. “Thomson Reuters Fixed Income Trading has a strong presence with private banks and wealth managers and will be a key channel for us to reach the market.”

Thomson Reuters commitment to open standards means that buy-side customers using Thomson Reuters Fixed Income Trading can completely automate their trade execution by connecting the platform directly to their execution management and order management systems through a FIX-compliant trading API. Complete electronic management of the trade workflow in this way saves customers time whilst significantly reducing costs and errors.

“We are pleased to welcome ANZ as a key fixed income market maker to our bond trading platform which helps expand our coverage across Australasian currencies” said Claudio Salinardi, head of fixed income at Thomson Reuters. “We are committed to providing our buy-side fixed income customers with easy access to important sources of liquidity while completely supporting their workflow and offering the most comprehensive, valuable and intuitive pre-trade information services.”

Thomson Reuters delivers data for fixed income instruments over its consolidated feed Elektron Real Time and via its flagship desktop Thomson Reuters Eikon. The Company also provides unique insight into fixed income markets from specialist analyst teams such as Thomson Reuters LPC, Thomson Reuters MMD and Thomson Reuters IFR.

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