Market questions techno future for bond syndication

By Owen Sanderson
13 Nov 2014

Market participants at the International Capital Markets Association’s primary markets forum on Wednesday questioned the value of technological developments in the syndication process that could remove human contact from the process. But regulatory and cost pressures will make technology all the more important, and arguably the last decade of bond market growth could not have happened with using technology to accelerate the new issue process.

Two members of the panel at the ICMA event, which was conducted under “Chatham House Rules”, meaning they cannot be identified in the press, said that they would prefer to avoid a new issue process which allowed orders to be entered at the touch of a button, as ...

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