ICAP (IAP.L), the world’s premier interdealer broker, announced on Wednesday that average daily electronic broking volumes in fixed-income products reached record levels in February. Fixed-income volumes traded on ICAP’s BrokerTec platform -including U.S. Treasury products, EU repo and U.S. repo – increased 23 percent year on year in February to US $692.8 billion (February 2007: $562.1 bn), the highest level ever. Average daily electronic broking volumes for all four categories (US Treasury products, EU repo, U.S. repo and spot FX) reached $910 billion, its second highest level after August 2007.

Average daily electronic broking volumes in U.S. Treasury products increased 38 percent year on year to $187.7 billion in February, and 32 percent for the 12 months ending 29 February 2008. Average daily electronic broking volumes of U.S. and EU repo products reached $505.1 billion in February, an increase of 19 percent on February 2007.

No great surprise as UST and Bunds are about the only bonds seeing any turnover in the cash markets.

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