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Firms Face Query on Practices

Traders Magazine, November 2003

Gregory Bresiger

Best execution refers to a trading process firms apply that seeks to maximize the value of a client's portfolio given each client's stated investment objectives and constraints. That's according to one participant in the controversial debate over best execution practices. AIMR, the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), is continuing to push its best execution practices and says it is going to survey institutional investment firms over the next few months. The objective is to see if they are using some - or all - of AIMR's best execution guidelines.

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