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Transformation. persistence. openness.
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Our Purpose

To use our technology and vast electronic network to make global credit markets work better for the people who depend on them.

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Our Values

  • Change is instrumental for growth: We believe in the power of change and that progress is always possible. We want to improve the way people transact in the world’s credit markets, making them more open and accessible.
  • Act entrepreneurial: We have the DNA of a startup: It’s in our spirit. You see it in the way we work with each other and the opportunity for anyone to take ownership of their responsibilities and make tangible contributions.
  • Create technology to equalize: As a change accelerator, we feel a strong obligation to build technology that creates a level playing field and empowers all market participants to do their best for their clients, ultimately benefitting individuals and families so they can achieve their financial goals.
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Our Story

“In 2001, a year after we began, there were 70 startup fixed income e-trading venues. That was the peak of the dot.com boom,” recalls Rick McVey, founder and CEO. Seventeen years—including a dot.com bust and global credit crisis—later, MarketAxess is the leading electronic trading platform for institutional investors and dealers around the world.

The journey to the top has never been inevitable, but has always been focused on Rick’s single objective, “improving transparency, efficiency, and competition in the credit markets.” 

This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary. Learn more about our journey.

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Our Goal

Looking back, our success lies in the deep understanding of institutional markets and the desire for constant improvement. The proof of that success is having more investors and dealers around the world using our platform than any other on the planet.

Though change is inevitable, innovations must benefit all participants. As Rick says, "It's never been about disruption for disruption's sake. It's about creating a better marketplace."

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