MTN dealers sceptical of costly Origin, but MAR could add value

By Lewis McLellan
12 Jan 2017

Origin, an electronic platform for private placement issuance, went live on Monday. While some dealers believe the system may be too costly for the service it provides, the market abuse regulation (MAR) could make the system more valuable.

The platform will provide a place for issuers to post their funding levels for dealers to view. Raja Palaniappan, Origin’s CEO and cofounder, told GlobalCapital about the efficiency savings that the platform will provide. “Generally, borrowers send emails with spreadsheets or PDF files of their levels attached. Instead ...

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