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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):       February 9, 2005

MarketAxess Holdings Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
             
Delaware     0-50670     52-2230784

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
    (Commission
File Number)
    (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

140 Broadway, 42nd Floor
New York, New York 10005


    (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code       (212) 813-6000


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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Item 8.01 Other Events
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
SIGNATURES
EXHIBIT INDEX
EX-99.1: PRESS RELEASE


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Item 8.01 Other Events

     On February 9, 2005, MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company has begun posting monthly trading volumes in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.marketaxess.com. A copy of this press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

     (c) Exhibits:

         
  99.1    
Press Release entitled “MarketAxess Announces Monthly Publication of Trading Volumes” issued by MarketAxess Holdings Inc. on February 9, 2005.

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SIGNATURES

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

         
  MARKETAXESS HOLDINGS INC.
 
 
Date: February 9, 2005  By:   /s/  Richard M. McVey  
    Name:   Richard M. McVey   
    Title:   Chief Executive Officer   

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EXHIBIT INDEX

         
Exhibit
  99.1    
Press Release entitled “MarketAxess Announces Monthly Publication of Trading Volumes” issued by MarketAxess Holdings Inc. on February 9, 2005.

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EX-99.1
 

EXHIBIT 99.1

(MARKET AXESS)

MARKETAXESS ANNOUNCES MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF TRADING VOLUMES

NEW YORK, February 9, 2005 – MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate and emerging markets bonds, announced today it has begun to post its trading volumes on its public web site (www.marketaxess.com).

Volume updates will be posted in the Investor Relations section of the web site on or before the tenth business day of each month. The MarketAxess data will include trading volumes for the most recent month, as well as volume totals for the past four years. The volume totals will also be broken down into U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, European high-grade corporate bonds and “other” product segments.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about the outlook and prospects for Company and industry growth, as well as statements about the Company’s future financial and operating performance. These and other statements that relate to future results and events are based on MarketAxess’ current expectations. Actual results in future periods may differ materially from the those currently expected or desired because of a number of risks and uncertainties, including: our dependence on our broker-dealer clients; the level and intensity of competition in the fixed-income electronic trading industry and the pricing pressures that may result; the variability of our growth rate; our limited operating history; the level of trading volume transacted on the MarketAxess platform; the absolute level and direction of interest rates and the corresponding volatility in the corporate fixed-income market; our ability to develop new products and offerings and the market’s acceptance of those products; our ability to enter into strategic alliances and to acquire other businesses and successfully integrate them with our business; our future capital needs and our ability to obtain capital when needed; and other factors. The Company’s actual results and financial condition may differ, perhaps materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition in any such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information about these and other factors affecting MarketAxess’ business and prospects is contained in MarketAxess’ periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and can be accessed on www.marketaxess.com.

About MarketAxess

MarketAxess operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and certain other types of fixed-income securities, serving as an electronic platform through which our more than 500 active institutional investor clients can access the liquidity provided by our broker-dealer clients. MarketAxess’ multi-dealer trading platform allows our institutional investor clients to simultaneously request competitive, executable bids or offers from multiple broker-dealers, and to execute trades with the broker-dealer of their choice. MarketAxess offers our clients the ability to trade U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, crossovers, European high-grade corporate bonds, U.S. Treasury securities, agency securities and emerging markets bonds. MarketAxess also provides data and analytical tools that help our clients make trading decisions, and we facilitate the trading process by electronically communicating order information between trading counterparties. MarketAxess’ current participating dealers are: ABN AMRO, Banc of America Securities, Barclays PLC, Bear Stearns, BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank Securities, DZ Bank, FTN Financial, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander Investment Securities, SG Corporate & Investment Banking, UBS and Wachovia Securities.

 


 

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Contacts:
   
 
   
Media Relations
   
 
   
Andy Nybo
  Melissa Kanter
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
  Edelman
(212) 813-6246
  (212) 704-8261
Investor Relations
   
 
   
Eric Scro
  Michele Loguidice
MarketAxess Holdings Inc.
  Edelman
(212) 813-6007
  (212) 704-8243