I must say it is a daunting experience not only to be addressing this audience, but to be following such a distinguished list of panelists and speakers with such clear thinking about the future of Big Data.
My charge, as you may have read, is to discuss the use of big data in fixed income.
I am going to do that by trying to provide some perspective on how we got to where we are today. Because the path that brought us to this point. Right now. Is already defining our future.
I am going to do this as a market participant who believes that what is good for the debt markets, is good for society. We need to move past soundbites, and the idea of good guys vs bad guys so that we can really understand the drivers of the market’s momentum and make objective, better informed decisions about our individual roles.
I also believe that, collectively, we have the potential to not only influence the long-term stability of the largest that market in the world—almost $14 trillion in size—but also support its role as the risk-free interest rate for a multitude of global markets.