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Get the latest news as it happens on the new WIRE website

by Phoebe Keogh | May 05, 2015

We are pleased to announce the launch of The WIRE website next Wednesday 12 May. This up to date news site has been created in response to feedback from you, The WIRE readers.

We can’t wait to share The WIRE website with you and are excited to offer a dynamic site where fixed income news stories and feature articles are released as soon as they are available. You can keep up to date with everything that's current directly from The WIRE homepage.

When we originate a new bond issue, add a bond to our DirectBonds list, comment on the RBA rate decision or see a valuable opportunity in the market for investors – you will be able to access this information as soon as it is released. Once the news comes to us, it will be posted on the site. See Figure 1 below for a preview of the home page.

Figure 1 – A preview of The WIRE website home page.
Source: FIIG Securities

The site is optimised for all devices. When accessing The WIRE website from your PC, mobile or tablet; imagery and text will be clear and scaled to fit your screen. Optimisation was a key consideration in the build of the site due to the increased tendency to check news on the go.

Due to the “live” nature of The WIRE website you won’t need to wait to hear from your FIIG representative or for the weekly WIRE email to get your fixed income news. While the weekly email will continue to be sent out to subscribers on a Wednesday morning, it will be a summary of what we have published that week.

Whether you want to read about education, opinion or company reporting, the articles will be at your fingertips in the one place.

Thank you to the 1,000 readers who completed a survey about The WIRE at the end of last year. Feedback from the survey informed our Digital Team’s decisions on the
website design and main features incorporated.

It was clear from the comments in the survey that you have different preferences about content you want to read. This is where the categories “Research, Education, Commentary and Market Data” were born. Allowing you to navigate through these main categories around the website to access the content you are looking for.

Figure 2 below is a screen capture of how articles will look on The WIRE website. In this image, note the light blue tile with “EDUCATION (BASICS)” above the article title, this is a sub category. Navigation is made even more specific and efficient through the site’s sub categories. Some examples of these are; under Education: Education (basics) and Education (advanced) and under Commentary: Trade Opportunities and Week in Review.

Figure 2 – Screen capture of how articles will look on The WIRE website.
Source: FIIG Securities

Another key feature of the website is the advanced search function (see Figure 3) which allows you to filter search results accordingly. You can elect to view only company research or the new issues list, for example. This function also allows you to sort by the archive and choose a time frame to view results. The options available are; this - week, month, year and the past year or older as you can see in Figure 3 below.  

Figure 3 – Advanced search and filter function included in the new WIRE website.  
Source: FIIG Securities

The survey also demonstrated that many of our readers have a particular contributor to The WIRE that they like to follow. For example, some readers were more drawn to content written by The WIRE’s Editor Elizabeth Moran, while others looked out for articles by FIIG’s Director of Financial Institutions and Corporate Research, Justin McCarthy. So, the site includes “Contributor” pages where users can browse articles written by a particular author – see Figure 4 below.

Figure 4 – Elizabeth Moran and Justin McCarthy’s contributor pages on the new WIRE website.
Source: FIIG Securities

Another key finding from the survey was that 30% of The WIRE readers are active on social media as at the end of last year. We imagine many more have signed up to these networks since. So, the site includes the options to share content over Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. And users can also access FIIG’s respective social sites via The WIRE website.

At FIIG, we are excited to finally offer this service of fixed income news up to date and as it happens.

Look out for the new website, which will be launched with next week’s WIRE email on Wednesday 12 May.

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