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MarketAxess Launches Dealer Direct - Enhanced Dealer Streaming Functionality with Comprehensive Visibility Controls

NEW YORK, July 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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, today announced the launch of Dealer Direct, a tool for the dealer community to stream Axes to investor clients with enhanced visibility controls.

In partnership with MarketAxess’ global dealer community, Dealer Direct offers dealers the ability for an improved streaming functionality to support bi-lateral trade negotiation. This functionality supports disclosed dealer-to-client flows with customized visibility controls to allow for superior pricing provision, reduced information leakage and greater discretion to trade in block size. Investor clients benefit by gaining access to more bespoke liquidity sources tailored to their unique needs and offered by their dealer counterparties, while leveraging the efficient single-screen access of the MarketAxess trading platform.

John Gallagher, Head of U.S. Credit Dealer Relationship Management at MarketAxess, commented, “Throughout recent volatility, credit markets remained connected through our trading platform. In support of those efforts to maintain and improve liquidity, we enhanced existing functionality to meet the needs of today’s evolving credit market. Importantly, Dealer Direct further augments the abilities of dealers to strategically support and engage their clients, no matter the market environment.”

In addition to the core trading technology of Dealer Direct, the alert and watch-list functionality has been enhanced to help clients more quickly identify trading opportunities. For further information on MarketAxess’ trading capabilities, please visit our website: https://www.marketaxess.com/trade.

About MarketAxess
MarketAxess operates a leading, institutional electronic trading platform delivering expanded liquidity opportunities, improved execution quality and significant cost savings across global fixed-income markets. A global network of over 1,700 firms, including the world’s leading asset managers and institutional broker-dealers, leverages MarketAxess’ patented trading technology to efficiently trade bonds. MarketAxess’ award-winning Open Trading™ marketplace is regarded as the preferred all-to-all trading solution in the global credit markets, creating a unique liquidity pool for a broad range of credit market participants. Drawing on its deep data and analytical resources, MarketAxess provides automated trading solutions, market data products and a range of pre- and post-trade services.

MarketAxess is headquartered in New York and has offices in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.marketaxess.com.

Media Relations Contacts:

 

New York:

London:

Kyle White

Toby West

MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

+1 212 813 6355

+44 (0)20 7709 3270

kwhite@marketaxess.com

twest@marketaxess.com