26/09/2011 Order Book for Retail Bonds migrates onto Millennium Exchange platform
On Monday 26th September, ORB migrated onto the Millennium Exchange platform, providing enhanced flexibility and functionality for trading participants. The migration to Millennium Exchange will offer enhanced accessibility to the ORB for brokers and market makers currently connected to the London Stock Exchange’s equity markets.
Following its launch in 2010, ORB has raised over £1.25 billion from 13 issues, with 151 bonds now available for trading on the platform. Since the migration, Barclays Bank became the sixth dedicated market maker to join ORB and National Grid has raised a record £260 million issuing an inflation-linked corporate bond.
To celebrate the successful migration to Millennium Exchange, key ORB market participants joined Michael Dyson, Head of Fixed Income at lead market maker Evolution Securities along with Peter Hayes, Head of Public Affairs and Gillian Walmsley, Head of Fixed Income at the London Stock Exchange in opening the market.