Townsend Analytics offers fixed-income trading via RealTick platform


Townsend Analytics Ltd. has introduced a multi-dealer platform that provides traders with instant electronic access to the fixed-income markets via RealTick, its widely used direct-access trading platform. Trading in competitive markets is available in a wide variety of fixed-income instruments including treasury bills, notes, bonds, agency securities, zero coupons, inflation-adjusted securities (TIPS) and corporate bonds.

The innovative platform offers a wide array of traders -- at banks, investment companies, broker dealers, hedge funds and money managers -- instant electronic access to available liquidity in these markets. "This platform opens up cash bonds to a whole new group of individuals, specifically those previously precluded from the fixed-income market," said Stuart Townsend, founder and president of Townsend Analytics. "The ability to simply point, click and route an order with a low minimum-trade size differentiates the RealTick platform from other offerings."

The offering allows a minimum trade size of just $1,000 for all instrument types and can accommodate as much as $10 million in Treasury bills. Traders also have additional flexibility with the ability to add multiple liquidity providers.

The platform also includes several security features, such as user-set limits per day and per trade; client-controlled specific market access; client anonymity; adjustable market prices; and immediate order routing and display.

In addition to fixed-income trading capabilities, RealTick lets users trade bonds against other asset classes, including equities, options, futures and forex.

RealTick delivers a wide range of North American and European market data for multiple-asset classes, unlimited depth of book, advanced research and analytical tools, and direct connectivity to major pools of liquidity such as Nasdaq, listed exchanges in the U.S. and overseas, ECNs and other destinations.

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