Greater transparency, all in a centralized marketplace.
We are driving innovation and electronification of the Municipal bond market helping firms improve efficiency with:
- Enhanced price discovery
- Real transparency
- Superior liquidity
Today, you can access a broader municipal bond marketplace on MarketAxess.
Our muni trading capabilities
MarketAxess provides greater visibility into the municipal bond market with more efficient access to liquidity and improved price discovery. No matter how you want to trade:
- Bid-wanted lists of up to 200 line items
- Open Trading, our all-to-all solution
- Dealer inventory and client offerings
Automation is coming to the municipal bond market
Municipal bond markets are ripe for increased automation. According to a recent Coalition Greenwich Report, 67% of buy-side municipal bond traders execute at least some of their trades electronically.
US Municipal Bonds goes global
Electronic US municipal bond trading in the UK and Europe is finally here! You can now trade your taxable muni bonds on our EU and UK MTFs, helping you demonstrate best execution through a truly global liquidity pool.
- Trade up to 50 line items on a US High Grade Spread list.
- Combine corporate tickers of muni issuers with taxable muni tickers on the same list.
- Trade anonymously via the Open Trading® marketplace.
Broader and deeper liquidity
Join hundreds of dealers, institutions and advisors, as you tap into the power of a centralized marketplace with:
- Better, easier access.
- Improved price discovery.
- Real transparency.
Benefit from a simplified workflow with full straight-through-processing, OMS compliance checks, and an automated audit trail.
The Bond Buyer profiles our acquisition of MuniBrokers, which connected our institutional trading network with liquidity from the leading inter-dealer broker marketplace.
According to Bond Buyer, "more liquidity, lower costs, and the need for audit trails are accelerating changes in muni bond trading."
International demand for US Taxable Municipal Bonds is rising as investors look for new high-yield investment vehicles.
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