Thomson Reuters Fortifies Canada’s Fixed Income Coverage

Thomson Reuters has teamed with Perimeter Markets’ CBID to expand its Canadian fixed income coverage.

Thomson Reuters has increased the latitude of its Canadian fixed income markets platform via the electronic bond trading marketplace, CBID, according to a Thomson Reuters statement.

Perimeter Markets Inc. operates the bond trading marketplace, CBID, which is now available on Thomson Reuters Eikon, the group’s financial markets desktop. In addition to real-time price and yield data, the expanded offering will now add help afford access to investors wishing to obtain detailed information sourced from Canada’s only live bond marketplace – Additionally, clients and users can also access the market data through Elektron Real Time.

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CBID coalesces investment dealers, investment counselors, pension fund managers and discount brokerage firms that collectively service individual Canadian investors. The new integrated offering will also give investors exposure to more than 3,500 lines of live inventory and depth-of-market data on Government of Canada and federal agency bonds, provincial bonds, municipal bonds, corporate bonds, strip bonds and money markets.

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In particular, Perimeter Markets Inc. operates Canada’s leading multi-participant electronic bond trading marketplaces, catering to a multitude of components of the Canadian fixed income industry.

According to Jamie Grant, Thomson Reuters Global Head of Rates for Fixed Income, in a recent statement on the expansion, “This agreement with Perimeter demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing sought after services to the Canadian marketplace. Adding CBID enables us to provide authoritative data on Canada’s fixed income markets while opening significant new investment opportunities for both Eikon users and customers using Elektron Real Time from Thomson Reuters at the enterprise level in this important global market.”

“The unique nature and rapid growth of CBID make it an ideal source of this type of information for individual investors. Unlike some other bond information sources, whose pricing may be based on indicative levels, the CBID data represents the wholesale prices and yields in Canada’s live fixed income marketplace,” added Geoff Eby, President of Perimeter Markets Inc., in an accompanying statement.

Earlier this week, Thomson Reuters expanded its comprehensive psychology-focused analytics suite, building on its existing MarketPsych Indices offering. The newly enriched offering will include individual companies, as well as the indices for countries, currencies, commodities and industries already available to users.

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