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Martin Zorn currently serves as Kamakura's president and chief operating officer.  In this role he oversees all day-to-day operations serving Kamakura risk management clients in 37 countries.  He joined Kamakura in January 2011 as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer. Read More

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On February 26 in the U.S. bond market, there were 24,966 bond trades in the senior non-call fixed rate corporate bond issues of 760 bond issuers representing $7,919,219,136 in notional principal.  Which companies were the leaders in trading volume, and why were they the volume leaders?  We answer those questions in this note.

Conclusion: Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) was the trading volume leader on February 26, 2014. Following in ranks 2 through 6 were Citigroup Inc. (C), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), and Novartis Capital Corporation, an affiliate of Novartis AG (NVS).

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On February 6 in the U.S. bond market, there were 31,173 bond trades in 4,893 non-call fixed rate corporate bond issues representing $12,676,209,917 in notional principal.  Which 20 trades were the best trades of the day, and how do we decide the answer to that question?  We answered those questions in our analysis of the best value bond trades for maturities of one year or more on January 23. Today, we answer the same questions for bonds with maturities of 20 years or longer.

Conclusion: We find the best-value non-call fixed rate long maturity bond trades on February 6, 2014 were issues by Nationwide Health Properties LLC (NHP), Suncor Energy Inc. (SU), Time Warner Cable Inc. (two issues) (TWC), Citigroup Inc. (C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Enterprise Products Operating LLC (EPD), Amgen Inc. (AMGN), Dominion Resources Inc. (D)(DRU), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), and WellPoint Inc. (W

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