MarketAxess Wins “SEF of the Year” Award From Risk Magazine

London - 13 January 2015

MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, has been named SEF of the Year for 2015 by Risk magazine.

This award acknowledges MarketAxess' superior SEF trading functionality, including its disclosed and anonymous Request-for-Quote (RFQ), SEF Central Limit Order Book (CLOB), and Click-to-trade functionality.

“Our strategy is to develop a full menu of trading protocols to address the liquidity needs, and create more counterparty choices for dealers and investors. This includes advanced functionality that enables market participants to trade anonymously with all other market participants. This award recognizes our innovation and efficient technology to create a more transparent and competitive OTC swaps market.” said Grigorios Reppas, CDS Product Manager at MarketAxess.

The award was granted based on the novel functionality of our SEF platform and the positive feedback of MarketAxess’ clients, especially toward the anonymous RFQ methodology.

For over fourteen years, MarketAxess has been at the forefront of the credit market adding innovative functionality to improve credit trading experience. MarketAxess expects to add index options to its CDS offering next month, which will allow MarketAxess’ clients to trade both CDS swaps and options on the same platform.

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