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David Weisberger
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Stop the BS & Promote Real Transparency!

In this shared blog, David Weisberger says a recent WSJ article is wrong and that traders do need to purchase faster and more comprehensive market data to avoid being fined for violating "Best Execution" obligations.

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February 1, 2003

A Closer Look at Best Execution

By Gregory Bresiger

Among the new AIMR guidelines:

* Establishment of trade management policies and procedures that seek to maximize the value of client's portfolio within that client's investment objectives and constraints.

* Establishment of a trade management oversight committee.

* Implementation of firm wide trade management policy or policies.

* Implementation of a trade evaluation process.

* Establishment of clear firm-wide guidelines on broker selection and development of an approved brokers list.

* Firms should clearly disclose the actual and potential conflicts of interest that arise from step-outs, research obtained through soft dollars and interest in or material business relationships with market making firms.