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Bond Market News

Year End Summary | 2021 Highlights

January 14, 2022

The Team at BondEvalue would like to thank you for a fantastic 2021. We wish you a Happy New Year and may 2022 bring you joy and prosperity! 

Here is a compilation of some highlights from the year.


Key Highlights

  • Updates on the BondEvalue App
  • Growth & Activity on the BondbloX Exchange
  • New Members on BBX from Around the World
  • MOUs & Partnerships
  • Citi Appointed as Custodian
  • Awards & Recognition
  • BondEvalue – An IBF Recognized Training Provider


Updates on the BondEvalue App

  • Actual traded bond prices from FINRA TRACE are now available on the BondEvalue App. This data compliments our evaluated bond prices and helps investors and advisors better track and value their bond investments. Find out more by clicking here.
  • 2021 was an eventful year for the bond markets with heightened volatility, especially in the second half of the year when the Chinese property developers’ crisis broke out. Before we go off for the holidays, we have put together a report of the year gone by to give our readers intelligence on major events, issuance volumes, largest deals and the top gainers and losers. Click on the links below to access the report.
    1. 2021 Recap: Looking Back at Fixed Income and its Variable Outcome
    2. 2021 Recap: China Real Estate – When Hope Went Up In Smoke
    3. The Evergrande Saga


Growth & Activity on the BondbloX Exchange

The number of bonds listed on the BondbloX Exchange grew from 2 at the start of the year to 27. Click here to see the currently listed bonds. There were 33 coupons paid out in 2021 and 1 bond redemption.



New Members on BBX from Around the World

Members on the Exchange grew from 2 to 9 over the course of the year. The new members are headquartered in Hong Kong, Indonesia, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates in addition to Singapore.



MOUs & Partnerships


BondEvalue has signed a MoU with FinIQ to offer direct and seamless access to fractional bonds listed on BondbloX Bond Exchange to the banks and financial institutions using FinIQ. FinIQ is a Singapore-based capital markets technology provider. Established in 2001, FinIQ today caters to order management, best execution, compliance, suitability, documentation, valuation and post-trade life cycle requirements of over 40 financial institutions.


BondEvalue has signed a MoU with Finalto which is the financial division of Playtech PLC, a global and well established business traded on London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. They are market leaders in next-generation multi-channel trading software, systems and liquidity services which are offered in a B2B capacity to their global partner network.


BondEvalue has signed a MoU with Stockal, a New York-headquartered digital investing platform that powers some of the largest brokerage firms, wealth management companies, robo-advisors and fintech platforms in India and the Middle East.


ION Markets released a new gateway for straight-through processing (STP) for the BondbloX Bond Exchange. They are building the connectivity solution for BondbloX incrementally and plan to enhance the STP gateway to include market data and order management next year based on client needs.


Citi Appointed as Custodian


BondEvalue has appointed Citi alongside Northern Trust Corporation to join the BondbloX Bond Exchange as an asset servicing provider, effective March 2021. Citi as a custodian for BondbloX now facilitates transfer of SGD cash for the Exchange via the FAST network.

Citi and Mass Mutual Ventures were the lead investors in BondEvalue’s Series A funding round earlier this year and were both appointed to the Board of Directors.


Awards & Recognition


Forbes Asia 100 to Watch

BondEvalue has been named under the ‘Forbes Asia 100 to Watch’ list for making bonds more widely accessible to individual investors with the BondbloX Bond Exchange, the world’s first fractional bond exchange that allows trading in minimum denominations of $1,000. BondbloX is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and has secured $6 million in its series A funding round led by MassMutual Ventures and Citigroup. 


UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2021

BondEvalue emerged as the winner of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2021 (Reimagining Investing) out of 400 applicants presenting Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, and other solutions.



SFF Global FinTech Awards 2021

BondEvalue was chosen as a top 10 finalist amongst Singapore financial institutions for the SFF Global Fintech Awards.
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SFF Global Fintech Awards 2021

Dr. Rahul Banerjee was named in the top 10 FinTech Leaders for the SFF Global Fintech Awards 2021.


BondEvalue – An IBF Recognized Training Provider

BondEvalue conducted an in-person bond training course this year with a 2-day class on Advanced Theory & Practice of Bonds. This course is recognized by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS). Our first course for 2022 will be on 23-24 February. You can find out more by clicking here.

IBF Course

We have also launched dates for our new course, Digital Assets in Capital Markets – What a Banker Needs to Know. This one-day course is taught by Dr. Rahul Banerjee and covers how digital assets are created, traded and invested in. Find out more by clicking here.

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