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MarketAxess Announces Fifteenth Annual Emerging Market Charity Trading Day to be Held on October 24


All of the Day's EM Trading Revenues Will Benefit Emerging Markets Charities

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, today announces that its Fifteenth Annual Emerging Markets Charity Trading Day will be held on October 24, 2018. The event is once again being held in partnership with the Emerging Markets Traders Association (EMTA). On the Charity Trading Day, all emerging markets fixed income trading revenues generated on MarketAxess' platform will be donated to five charities that provide critical services to communities in Africa, Haiti and other countries. 

"We appreciate the enthusiastic and generous support of the fixed income community for our annual Emerging Markets Charity Trading Day, which has provided funds that benefit children, families and communities in emerging markets countries since 2003," said Sandy White, Emerging Markets Product Manager at MarketAxess. "This annual event and the charities it funds reflect our company's values and our commitment to programs that make a difference in the quality of life in these communities."

The MarketAxess electronic trading platform connects more than 1,400 active global investors and dealers in 47 countries to trade hard-currency EM corporate and sovereign bonds as well as EM debt denominated in 25 global local currencies.

"The support provided by MarketAxess has allowed our charity partners to provide vital services including healthcare, development, and job training to communities around the world," added Jonathan Murno, Managing Director at EMTA. "We thank them for their generous contributions over the past 15 years."

The total donations raised by this year's event will be announced at the Annual EMTA Emerging Markets Charity Benefit in New York on December 6, 2018. Cumulatively, MarketAxess Emerging Markets Trading Days have raised over $1.4 million since 2003.

The charities that will benefit from trading activity across the MarketAxess platform include: 

  • African Dream Academy Foundation, which aims to reduce poverty and foster sustainable development in Liberia by educating and providing healthcare to children, while also teaching vocational skills to their parents.
  • Care 2 Communities, which is creating a model for sustainable, community-based healthcare in Haiti that transforms the status quo, meets the needs of poor and low-income people, and empowers families to lead healthier lives.
  • The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, which is dedicated to helping orphans and at-risk youth break their cycles of abuse and poverty through computer-based education, job training and job placement assistance throughout the world.
  • Shared Interest, which provides marginalized Southern African entrepreneurs, small business owners and farmers of color with access to the financing they need to create sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families.
  • World Connect, which invests in the community development projects of grassroots leaders in the Global South and in the process connects Americans with opportunities to learn, engage, and give.

About MarketAxess
MarketAxess operates a leading electronic trading platform that enables fixed income market participants to efficiently trade corporate bonds and other types of fixed-income instruments using MarketAxess' patented trading technology.  Over 1,400 institutional investor and broker-dealer firms are active users of the MarketAxess trading platform, accessing global liquidity in U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets and high-yield bonds, European bonds, U.S. agency bonds, municipal bonds, credit default swaps and other fixed-income securities. MarketAxess also offers a number of trading-related products and services, including: market data to assist clients with trading decisions; connectivity solutions that facilitate straight-through processing; technology services to optimize trading environments; and execution services for exchange-traded fund managers and other clients.  Through its Trax® division, MarketAxess also offers a range of pre- and post-trade services, including trade matching, regulatory transaction reporting and market and reference data, across a range of fixed-income products.  Trax is the trading name of Xtrakter Ltd., a MarketAxess group company.

MarketAxess maintains its headquarters in New York and has offices in London, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore. For more information, please visit

About EMTA
Founded in 1990, EMTA (formerly the Emerging Markets Traders Association) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the orderly development of fair, efficient and transparent trading markets for emerging markets instruments, and the integration of the emerging markets into the global financial marketplace. For more information, please visit

Media Relations Contacts:

Mary Sedarat
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

Davis MacMillan
RF|Binder for MarketAxess

Jonathan Murno


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