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  • Demise of Direct Match Shows Bank Death-Grip on Treasury Market

    Mon Aug 29, 2016

    The New York-based startup wanted to give hedge funds and asset managers the same type of anonymous, exchange-style trading that banks and sophisticated electronic firms have enjoyed for years. The problem: Direct Match needed to partner with one of those banks to access the Treasury market’s clearing-and-settlement…

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  • Jim Greco on Direct Match Exploring Strategic Options

    Tue Aug 23, 2016

    Wall Street startup Direct Match: 'We will not be able to execute on our vision anytime soon'

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  • Ex-Citigroup Rates Executive Wikstrom Joins E-Trading Startup

    Tue Apr 26, 2016

    Roland Wikstrom, the former head of Citigroup Inc.’s G-10 interest-rates trading group, has joined Direct Match LLC, a startup that plans to offer exchange-style trading for U.S. Treasury bonds.

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  • Direct Match's Response to the U.S. Treasury RFI

    Fri Apr 22, 2016

    The Treasury recently sought the public’s comment “to develop a holistic view of trading and risk management practices across U.S. Treasury markets—including the trading venues and modes of execution present in the cash market—and it seeks input on potential improvements in Treasury market policies,…

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  • Direct Match Hires Ex-Equity Chief in Launch Push

    Wed Apr 6, 2016

    A former US equity exchange chief has joined a start-up Treasury trading platform, hoping to break open a market historically dominated by large banks.

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  • Direct Match Taps Bill O'Brien as Executive Chairman

    Tue Apr 5, 2016

    William O’Brien, who ran stock-trading platform Direct Edge Holdings LLC from 2007 to 2014, will join bond-trading platform Direct Match as executive chairman.

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  • Direct Match Head of Sales talks to TABB Forum

    Mon Feb 1, 2016

    Centralized Fixed Income Market Is an Opportunity for Both Dealers and the Buy Side: Direct Match's Neller

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  • US start-up secures funding for crack at $13tn US Treasuries market

    Thu Jan 7, 2016

    An upstart trading venue looking to crack the $13tn US Treasuries market has secured funding from venture capital groups as new entrants further their assault on a world once closely guarded by large Wall Street banks.

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  • Firms Vie to Set Up New Ways to Trade Treasuries

    Sun Jul 5, 2015

    A host of companies are vying to set up new electronic networks for trading US Treasurys, the latest upheaval in a $12.5 trillion market already being reshaped by some large banks' pullback and the growth of fast-trading firms.

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