Fixed Income Future Leaders USA 2017

May 16 - 18, 2017

Westin Copley Place - Boston

+44 (0)207 368 9330

 Brandon Rassmussen
Brandon Rassmussen Senior Trader Russell Investments Implementation Services Inc.

Brandon Rasmussen is a Senior Fixed Income Trader for Russell Investments. Brandon is responsible for the direction and oversight of global fixed income trading activity. The current product suite includes short term investments, exposure management, transition management, execution services, commission recapture, ETFs, emulation, interim portfolio management and portfolio solutions. 

Prior to his role, Brandon worked as a trader responsible for executing trades for foreign and domestic fixed income securities for the Russell Investments’ funds and third party client accounts. He facilitates the day-to-day trading and strategy of fixed income activity. His duties encompass planning trade strategy, pre-trade cost analysis, execution and post-trade review. Brandon joined Russell Investments in 2005. 

Russell Implementation Services Inc. is an SEC registered investment adviser and FINRA member broker dealer.



Day 1- Wednesday May 17th 2017

2:40 PM 360 Perspective: More than just box ticking- How can you use TCA to solidify your investment decisions?

  • What are the implementation policies and costs to make bespoke TCA for fixed income?
  • How can you utilize TCA to demonstrate best execution to clients, auditors and regulators in order to support and evidence your investment decisions?
  • How can TCA be used to add value throughout the full trade life cycle and not just as a post trade tool?
  • What makes a credible TCA system and how can more standardization be brought forward for fixed income TCA?
  • The future of TCA in fixed income- How far are we from seeing more trade data depth to enable the enrichment of existing offerings?

Day 2- Thursday 18th May 2017

10:20 AM All Star Panel: The pioneers from equities- How is the fixed income eTrading transition progressing in comparison to the equities evolution?

  • Equity vs. Fixed Income- In what aspects of fixed income does equities overlap and where are there no correlations?
  • What are the key factors influencing the change in market structure and what direction are fixed income markets heading in comparison to equities?
  • Market structure, TCA, sponsored access and agency models in fixed income- what are the key similarities and differences in comparison to equity models?
  • Without a centralized exchange, how can the fixed income market structure develop to bring more transparency to the buy side?