MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced it has opened its office in São Paulo, Brazil. MarketAxess received authorization from the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM (Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil) and the Central Bank of Brazil to offer e-trading of local currency debt in January of this year.
Sandy White, Emerging Markets Product Manager for MarketAxess, said, “We are pleased to expand our local presence in Brazil with the opening of our São Paulo office. Our clients are eager to trade in one of the world’s fastest growing debt markets. We are currently the leading platform to offer electronic trading of Brazilian local market debt, and we are well positioned to advance electronic trading in Brazil. Our patented request-for-quote (RFQ) platform is the leading electronic trading platform for emerging market (EM) cash bonds and EM credit default swaps (CDS), connecting over 300 EM institutional investors and 29 EM market-making dealers globally. In 2011 we traded over $9 billion in Brazilian debt and look forward to further growing our electronic trading system in Brazil.”
Brazilian local currency government and corporate bonds are available on the MarketAxess trading platform. Global institutional investor clients can benefit from MarketAxess’ RFQ technology to request competitive, executable bids or offers from multiple broker-dealers, and execute with the dealer of their choice.