Electronic trading platforms
In addition to the traditional off-floor trading and the bond trading systems in place at stock exchanges, more and more electronic trading platforms have become established for bond trading in the last few years.
Development of electronic trading platforms
One not insignificant factor behind the development of electronic trading platforms was often the wish to save brokerage. Initially, in the 1990s, many platforms specialized only in benchmark-format sovereign bonds. But by not later than the year 2000, when the EuroCreditMTS platform became operational, Jumbo Pfandbriefe and Jumbo covered bonds were gradually also included.
The platforms are constantly being developed further. Today, many of them offer not only the traditional trading and settlement functions but also perform other value-added functions such as research, test trades, compliance services, risk management, etc.