Market Continuum

MarketAxess was formed in April of 2000 in response to investors' need for a single trading platform with easy access to multi-dealer competitive pricing in a wide range of credit products. Today we continue to use advanced technology and market expertise to constantly optimize our platform, leading the way into new markets. We live and breathe innovation, and maintain the entrepreneurial passion with which we were founded to create unique technology solutions for our clients.



Making History In Credit Markets
2000

Powerhouse financial firms join to invest in the first web-based multi-dealer credit market trading platform named MarketAxess.

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2001

MarketAxess receives approval to trade U.S. dollar credit products, and Eurobond fixed income products through Marketaxess Europe.

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2002

MarketAxess introduces bid/offer list trading technology; launches Corporate BondTicker™.

Bond Ticker
2003

The Wall Street Journal selects BondTicker to publish daily credit market data.

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2004

MarketAxess completes initial public offering of common stock on NASDAQ; hosts inaugural Emerging Market Charity Trading Day.

Nasdaq
2005

Launches first electronic multi-dealer credit default swap trading platform.

1st FIRST to Market
2006

Surpasses $1 Trillion in total volume traded since inception.

$1 Trillion +
2007

Forms MarketAxess Technologies Inc. to deliver technology integration and connectivity solutions.

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2008

Expands global dealer liquidity pool to over 90 primary, regional and specialist dealers.

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2009

Awarded U.S. patents for its list trading and request-for-quote (RFQ) functionalities.

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2010

Expands credit e-trading to the institutional fixed income market in the Asia-Pacific region.

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2011

Develops Swap Execution Facility (SEF) trading technology in response to derivatives regulation; launches electronic trading for asset-backed securities.

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2012

Expands credit e-trading to the institutional fixed income market in Latin America; introduces Open Trading™ to support credit market liquidity.

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2013

Forms strategic alliance with BlackRock to reduce liquidity fragmentation and improve bond pricing through Open Trading.™

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Acquires Trax® to deliver innovative fixed income posttrade and data solutions to the European investor and broker-dealer communities.
2014

Celebrates 10 year anniversary of its initial public offering.

10 years MKTX
2015

Celebrates 15 year anniversary of the firm’s founding.

MarketAxess and BlackRock® expand their Open Trading alliance into the European credit markets to improve liquidity and reduce transaction costs for European fixed income market participants.
2016

Introduces electronic municipal bond trading.

A new way to trade municipal bonds