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Electronic Trading of Corporate Bonds: Not All Rosy as TradeWeb Loses Leader Within Months of Joining

TradeWeb’s Raazi is out after short stint pitching the merits of electronifying the corporate bond market.

MarketsMuse.com has made more than a few mentions about the recent decade’s corporate bond-centric electronic trading platform initiatives and those being spearheaded by the latest generation of altruistic sell-siders, buysiders, and the assortment of those in-between. Today’s MarketsMuse post within fixed income and trading tech sections profiling the surprise departure of e-trading giant TradeWeb’s recently appointed leader of their e-corporate bond strategy is a story that illustrates that even the seemingly smartest folks in the room are encountering the same obstacles that have derailed all but a very short list of ‘innovators’ in the electronic corporate bond trading space. The rapid rise and more rapid resignation of TradeWeb MD Mehra “Cactus” Raazi, who was appointed to the inglorious bastard role of Head of Credit just months ago, leads the rest of us [who are old enough] to hum one of George Gershwin’s great tunes made famous by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers .. “Lets Call The Whole Thing Off..” Continue reading