Rule 606(b)(3) and Beyond

Greenwich Report
October 2020 By: Shane Swanson
Institutional traders have long sought data from their brokers to help validate their best execution decisions. As the markets have evolved, the data underpinning the markets have become richer, deeper and even somewhat daunting.
In this Greenwich Report we look back at 2019 and attempt to peer past the coronavirus veil of uncertainty. We also examine how the buy side interacted electronically in 2019 and provide some insight into how that may change in 2020.
Although the prospect of an FTT for the U.S. has been proposed multiple times since the 60s, it has never gained significant traction. The idea is often raised in the context of how to pay for other programs.
Even if you knew in advance who was the best axe in every name you called for the past five quarters and you called that person on the first try, the RFQ protocol would have cut your trading costs in half every time.
The dust from MiFID II has settled, allowing us to take a measured look at how traders are adapting to this new market structure landscape.

The Future of Trading: The People

Greenwich Report
April 2020 By: Kevin McPartland
Technology innovation isn't just about complete automation, but helping to make capital markets interactions between people more efficient.
Many asset owners and investment consultants have begun to reassess the optimal level of China exposure in their portfolios and how to best achieve this objective.

Trends of Buy-Side Trading Desk Spending

Greenwich Report
March 2020 By: Brad Tingley
With the buy side trading desk allocating just over one-third of its budget to technology, traders have more tools and flexibility than ever at their disposal.
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