The new Greenwich Report investigates outsourced trading and the perception of U.S. institutional asset management and hedge fund professionals toward this growing industry. 
Volatility and slowed business momentum has added uncertainty and introduced an element of downside risk that could push final pay numbers lower if markets remain unsettled.
In this report, we identify those top dealers and present the list of 2018 Greenwich Share and Quality Leaders in Flow Equity Derivatives, including Equity Options & Volatility Products, Equity Swaps and Equity Futures, in Europe and North America. 
After seeing declines in the volume of structured products distributed to retail and high net worth individuals last year, volumes in 2018 increased to just over $48 billion (annualized).

MiFID II at the Midpoint

Greenwich Report
November 2018 By: William Llamas
Brokers will be earning about 20% less on European equity research as of the end of 2019 as a result of MiFID II—a reduction of about $300 million
Nearly half of institutional equity investors globally are expected to ask their brokers for customized algorithms next year—a percentage that shows just how fast equity execution technology is evolving, and how hard brokers must work to keep pace.
Explicit unbundling of research/advisory payment and “best execution” moved to the fore after MiFID II’s implementation in January 2018.

Letting ETFs Stand on Their Own

Greenwich Report
August 2018 By: Kevin McPartland
A change in mindset is clearly needed, both for how the buy-side looks to ETFs as an active part of their portfolio and how the sell side offers clients access to the ETF market.
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