Yieldbroker partners with IHS Markit to bring InvestorAccess to Australia

Press Releases
13 September 2021

Collaboration will streamline and automate the primary trade lifecycle for buy-side and sell-side firms

Sydney / Singapore
– Yieldbroker, the leading Tier 1 licensed electronic trading platform for Australian and New Zealand debt securities and derivatives, today announced its collaboration with IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, which will bring InvestorAccess to Australia through an interface with Yieldbroker’s electronic trading platform for debt capital markets. The best-of-breed solution combines IHS Markit’s new issuance workflows and Yieldbroker’s secondary market ticketing capabilities, enabling automatic processing of primary market trade tickets post-deal.

Importantly for the Australian market, the joint solution has full functionality for both outright and EFP (spread) transactions, which will help address the best practice observations for allocations in debt capital markets that were identified by ASIC in September 2020 (REP 668).

InvestorAccess enables market participants to view a consolidated global new issuance deal calendar with standardised terms and conditions. They can receive deal updates from a single source through consolidated messaging, electronically enter indications in a centralised location (including laddered, limit and multiple entity orders with secure, one-click submission) and receive new issue allocations and other information during the bookbuild process direct from the syndicate banks. When deal pricing is subsequently finalised, the Yieldbroker interface automatically generates trade tickets for allocations and any relevant hedges. These trades are instantaneously reported using Yieldbroker’s electronic ticket functionality and STP capabilities.

“Yieldbroker continues to focus on providing solutions that help our market participants improve their trading efficiencies and meet their increasing compliance and regulatory needs.  Our collaboration with IHS Markit is another important step forward in the primary issuance space and will deliver multiple benefits for all participants in the primary market. Yieldbroker is excited to be partnering with IHS Markit and we look forward to being part of the rollout and uptake of the Investor Access service both in Australia and overseas”, said Anthony Robson, Yieldbroker CEO.

“With our strategic focus on interoperability and connecting capital markets globally, this collaboration is one more step forward in bringing the best-of-breed capabilities to our clients to facilitate capital formation. We expect our collaboration with Yieldbroker to be of great value to buyside, sell-side and debt capital market issuers in Australia. The collaboration will significantly improve internal processes and controls, providing greater automation across primary and secondary market workflows. Deal terms will be routed directly to investors in standardized, compliant formats, enabling a comprehensive audit trail of all investor and bank interactions to ensure greater accuracy for orderbooks, while decreasing the likelihood of order inflation,” said Seiichiro Miyaoka, managing director and APAC head of global markets group, IHS Markit.

Over the past two decades, the primary market has seen electronic workflows lead to more efficient interactions between issuers and syndicate banks. IHS Markit’s primary market solutions, including IssueBook and IssueNet, are extensively utilised by sell-side syndicate desks. InvestorAccess connects buyside and sell-side participants, and the collaboration with Yieldbroker will help streamline and automate the entire primary trade lifecycle.

About Yieldbroker
Yieldbroker provides the systems infrastructure, regulatory framework, and compliance oversight necessary to facilitate the growth of orderly electronic marketplaces in Australian and New Zealand debt securities and derivatives. Commencing operation in 2001, Yieldbroker’s dealer and client market has become the dominant electronic trading platform in the local debt marketplace. An Interdealer market was added to the platform in 2007. Yieldbroker also operates an auction system that is utilised by the Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) for the issuance of Australian Government Treasury Bonds, Treasury Indexed Bonds and Treasury Notes, by the RBA to conduct long-end liquidity operations and by several semi-government borrowers. Yieldbroker also provides the mechanism used to set the expiry price of local Australian Bond Futures Contracts for the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), as well as one of the main pricing contributors for the ASX when determining the key Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSW), the official benchmark for floating rate bonds and other instruments. Yieldbroker is a Tier 1 license holder and Recognised Market Operator from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). More information about Yieldbroker is available at www.yieldbroker.com.

About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)
IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics, and solutions to customers in business, finance, and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.