BondVision adds Swedish government bonds to trading platform

Source: MTS Group

BondVision, the multi dealer-to-client arm of the MTS Group, is pleased to announce a further expansion of its product offerings through the addition of Swedish government bonds.

As of today, fixed-rate bonds issued by Sweden will be available for trading by BondVision clients.

The introduction of Swedish government bonds comes in response to requests from dealers and investors alike. The inclusion of Swedish bonds further complements BondVision's existing product line, which encompasses the largest number of tradable euro-denominated securities available on an online trading platform, as well as select local currency bonds.

The breadth of products has facilitated ongoing growth in BondVision's turnover, with total 2006 volumes to date surpassing €300 billion, representing a 30% increase compared with the same period of 2005.

Tom Briggs, Swedish rates trader at JPMorgan said: "We are pleased to support the addition of Swedish governments bonds on the BondVision platform, allowing JPMorgan to offer efficient electronic distribution to our clients."

"BondVision already offers investors an effective means to trading a wide spectrum of bonds," said Patrick Barbe, head of the European bond fixed income desk, BNP Paribas AM. "We therefore welcome the inclusion of Swedish government bonds on BondVision as it will enhance the liquidity of this market, as well as provide for improved price discovery."

"We welcome the launch of Swedish government bonds on BondVision as it signifies additional opportunity for our clients," said Paul Humphrey, global head of fixed income e-business, ABN AMRO. "BondVision represents a valuable tool that can improve both trading and post-trading efficiencies."

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