Direct  Investor Ownership of Fractional Bonds Expanding

 

Expanding Access to Corporate Bonds and More

 

Previously, the fixed-income markets were dominated by large market participants—meaning large trade sizes, higher minimum investments, pricing opacity, and dealer-to-dealer relationships.

Now,  retail investors can more easily add fixed-income into their portfolios through fractional bonds. 

Apex Fixed Income Powered by Moment Technology

 

Through our APIs,  Apex clients can now deliver a more transparent, intuitive, and faster fixed income trading experience to their retail investors —similar to how investors have traded equities for years. 

Aggregated Liquidity and Straight-Through Processing Can Transform the Investor Experience 

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Best Execution

By aggregating liquidity across multiple venues, we can enable  best-execution pricing. and a consumer buying experience.

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Streamlined Processing

Automated, straight-through processing and reporting designed to eliminate manual steps and bandwidth barriers. This can enable consumers to complete their transactions in seconds** — a process similar to the one that allowed us to handle more than 147M equity trades in 2022.

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Comprehensive Reference and Evaluated Pricing Data

Reference data on 1M+ fixed income securities, covering major fixed income instruments. Includes real-time and intraday evaluated pricing on 100K+ securities.

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Smart Order Routing Engine

Once an order is submitted, the execution model determines whether to execute against an existing bid/offer or send a  Request For Quote (RFQ).  As it accesses a broader network of liquidity, this process enables more competition and creates the opportunity for price discovery and price improvement for the investor.

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* Fractional fixed income investing is not currently available from Apex Clearing Corporation. Please contact your Apex representative for additional details including when and whether fractional fixed income investing will be available in your country. Certain fractional fixed income service features may not be available for all fixed income investments. Please contact your Apex representative to learn more about upcoming products and services
** Most trades can be completed in seconds. 
† Apex proprietary data as of 12/31/22

1 Hyman, Julie, “Retail traders have fallen in love with bonds: Morning Brief,” Yahoo!Finance, 3/7/2023

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