The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) has acquired a stake in Sydney-based electronic trading outfit Yieldbroker. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The deal gives TD an equal stake in the online trading company alongside existing shareholders Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Macquarie Bank, RBC, RBS and UBS.
Yieldbroker offers an electronic trading platform in the local debt markets which provides institutional investors with the ability to view live indicative prices and request competitive two-way markets in over 700 debt securities.
The firm also operates a dealer-to-dealer trading platform and has launched an auction system.
TD recently outlined plans to relocate its Australian sales and trading operations to Singapore but says it will continue to provide pricing and other services to domestic institutional investors.
Matt Barron, head, fixed income distribution, Asia Pacific, TD, says: "TD is dedicated to sustaining our current level of service to Australian and New Zealand clients and views our partnership with Yieldbroker as an important component of this service."
Separately, Yieldbroker says the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will begin using its auction system to conduct open market operations in long-end semi government securities. The system will become available for RBA open market operations from 1 July.