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The new buy side toolkit

April 23, 2018 Comments (0)           

From broker and algo wheels to alpha profiling and scorecards, best execution is changing rapidly and traders are enthused by the opportunities ahead
Amidst rising costs, squeezed profit margins and onerous regulations, it might not seem the ideal time to be a buy-side trader, but in fact there may never have been a better time.
That was the optimistic feeling that emerged from a panel discussion hosted by Trade Informatics, Eze Software and Plato Partnership in London on March 20. With...

Blueprint for best execution

April 18, 2018 Comments (0)           

Tools to reduce subjectivity in the selection of brokers and strategies yield new efficiencies and improve performance among asset managers, writes Allan Goldstein of Trade Informatics
It is said that there is more than one way to skin a cat, and in this era of heightened transparency and intense drive to achieve best execution, investment firms should bear this in mind.
From algo wheels and broker wheels to bracketing and scoring of algos and counterparties, there are multiple ways to...

Three months on, MiFID II gets a mixed report

April 13, 2018 Comments (0)           

After three months, MiFID II still evokes mixed feelings and some components may need to be reviewed, but it has had some positive effects
More than three months have passed since MiFID II was implemented across Europe, but it is still far from certain that the comprehensive new rulebook is actually improving execution services and transparency for end investors.
At a panel discussion hosted by Trade Informatics, Eze Software and Plato Partnership in London on March 20, representatives of...

Round table report: A qualitative approach to best execution

February 15, 2017 Comments (0)           

Progress has been made to improve counterparty due diligence and best execution ahead of MiFID II, but the industry must find more efficient ways to exchange information
An increasing volume of information is being exchanged between the buy side and the sell side to meet regulatory requirements on best execution, but firms need better systems and processes to manage the flow of intelligence, according to senior market participants.
Speaking at a roundtable event hosted by...

Getting Better at Best Execution

November 29, 2016 Comments (0)           

By Allan Goldstein
The principles of best execution should be fundamental to buy-side traders. After all, making sure that every trading decision achieves the best possible result for the investor seems like common sense. But while the spirit of best-ex might be ingrained in the industry, there has been a wide diversity of approaches to achieving and evidencing best execution in the past.  Additionally, the sell side has historically focused on delivering best-ex to clients, but...