Bloomberg draws on market data from a wealth of sources, including contributed observations, to produce credible, defensible and independent valuations for more than 2.5 million fixed income securities and over-the-counter derivatives. Today, BVAL prices nearly one million municipal bonds daily and simplifies comparisons for thinly traded instruments by reviewing a number of characteristics ranging from issuer, call protection and coupon-size among other factors.
“We have made strategic investments in the quality and coverage of our evaluated pricing because we recognized early on the vital role valuations play in a firm’s investment strategy and regulatory compliance process,” said
The key to BVAL’s methodology is real-time access to market observations from a wealth of contributed sources. This accumulated mass of market data is the main driver of an innovative and quantitative approach that first corroborates market levels on actively traded bonds and then derives a comparable relative value price for securities that are less liquid. Since prices are derived algorithmically using the most recent market data, BVAL’s prices track current market conditions and consistently stand-up to rigid quality tests.
In addition, BVAL is the primary pricing source for the Bloomberg Barclays municipal bond indices, which are widely recognized industry benchmarks.
To learn more about Bloomberg’s evaluated pricing service, or BVAL, please visit www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/pricing-data/
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