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Buyside Ups the Ante in Program Trading

Traders Magazine, January 2008

James Ramage

Program trading is booming, but the share of flow reaching the sellside is in decline. With business up so strong overall, though, brokers don't seem to mind. Armed with increasingly sophisticated technology, the buyside is doing more trades in-house, rather than shipping them out to brokers. The steady change over the past year or so has begun to alter the relationship between the buyside and their brokers. The trend has also changed how execution management system providers design the buyside's trading tools.

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