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What is BondPoint?

BondPoint is an ECN and applications provider to the retail bond market. Its electronic trading platform is used daily by 150+ brokerages to trade retail-size lots.

BondPoint also provides comprehensive front-end fixed income and workflow solutions for the retail brokerage community, including fully integrated straight-through processing to a variety of front- and back-office platforms.

BondPoint’s solutions enable users to:

   Provide a comprehensive bond investing solution to their advisors and online customers.
   Access the liquidity of 120+ participating dealers.
   Find detailed information on both primary and secondary fixed income securities including price, yield, credit ratings and maturity and call dates.
   Electronically buy and sell bonds in the secondary market.
   Access and purchase new issues electronically.
   Generate offering sheets, ladders with cash flows and other reports for internal and external use.
   Automate manual workflows.
   Enhance fixed income regulatory reporting.

How do I open an account to begin trading?

For more information about sales call 800.764.7609 or email sales@bondpoint.com.

Are individual investors able to trade on the BondPoint platform?

No. BondPoint is not business to consumer so does not directly handle individual accounts, but we encourage retail customers to use one of our brokerage partners. Through our partners, clients can trade on the BondPoint platform directly from an existing brokerage account, just as stocks or mutual funds are traded.

What are your hours of business?

The BondPoint platform is available 24 hours a day. Clients may place orders to buy or sell at any time; however, transactions are crossed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Orders entered after 5:00 p.m. ET will be queued for the next trading session. Our customer care center is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at 877.423.7839.

Where do I go for more information about bonds?

Contact our BondPoint brokerage partners, the Bond Market Association, Yahoo! Bond Center and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board:

   The Bond Market Association at www.bondmarkets.com
   Yahoo! Bond Center at bond.yahoo.com
   Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board at www.msrb.org

The above links will take you to websites not maintained by Creditex Securities Corporation. Creditex does not monitor the content of these sites and is not responsible for their content.

How do I connect to BondPoint?

BondPoint offers three methods to interact with the platform.

1.   Using a web browser is the most direct. Clients can move between screens, enter orders and receive instant feedback.
2.   Use Bloomberg's Trade Order Management System to interact with the BondPoint ECN for real-time trading.
3.   Through a secure dedicated connection using the FIX protocol. BondPoint supports connectivity and integration to a number of front- and back-office systems. For more information about connecting to the BondPoint platform, contact Sales, sales@bondpoint.com or call 800.764.7609.

How do I place an order?

Clients must be registered users. If you are not already a registered user, first register by calling 800.373.9478 or emailing us at sales@bondpoint.com. When registration has been approved, you will be able to choose a username and password that will provide access to the trading platform.

What types of orders will BondPoint accept?

The BondPoint system generally permits the entry of all priced (limit) orders. Therefore, clients will not sell for less or buy for more than the price entered, although orders could be executed at a better price.

What types of bonds are traded on the BondPoint platform?

Currently BondPoint supports primary and secondary trading of the following bond types: Municipals, Corporates, Agencies, Treasuries and Certificates of Deposit. Other fixed income products will be added in the future, including Unit Investment Trusts, Auction Rate Securities and CMOs.


 
 
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