Tech awards: Fixed income
Best at fixed-income online research
LehmanLive offers access to a broad range of high-end research that isn't available anywhere else. This is often linked to its index business. Lehman launched its ABS index in January 2004, for example. So it has introduced specialist research and analytics for ABS investors onto LehmanLive to support the new index. The level of detail is impressive. Users can look at the performance of the different asset classes that back ABS deals – such as Dutch residential mortgages – and have access to a price calculator. Other areas of focus on LehmanLive in 2004 were inflation and inflation derivatives, and credit derivatives and structured credit (LehmanLive now has a CDO price calculator, for example).
The number of hits that LehmanLive gets continues to grow (by 30% in Europe last year) and Lehman says it is the most popular site on BondHub.