Société Générale has joined BondVision as a dealer, bringing the number of liquidity providers on the European electronic trading platform to 24.
BondVision says Société Générale's decision reflects the continued progress of the platform in France since the introduction of additional French instruments such as the ERAP's EMTN programme and the inflation-linked securities issued by CADES.
The recent launch of the EuroMTS Index, the real time pan European government bond indices widely tracked by French fund managers, has also brought increased interest in the platform.
Fund managers account for three-quarters of total BondVision turnover, with the remaining 25% divided between supranational entities and bank counterparties who use the system as a complementary tool to the MTS Markets.
Frédéric Desclaux, head of fixed income for institutional sales, Société Générale, says: "Joining BondVision allows us to easily extend our prices from the MTS network to the European buy-side."