In The Media

  • Electronic Trading Algos: Three keys to improving electronic trading tools – ITG’s Ben Polidore
    Judging by the sheer number of choices, we are a decade into a bull market for electronic trading algorithms. Market fragmentation and technology improvements have spurred the development of hundreds of new algos, to the point where a trader today can choose between more than 1600 different algo strategies available on their execution management system. Despite the explosion of choice, traders still find the products lacking.

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  • Traders Magazine | April 06, 2017

    TCA and EMS: ITG couples TCA with strong execution management platform providing compelling value proposition.

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  • By Scott Kurland and Daniel Shaw, Managing Directors at ITG

    Depending on one’s perspective, buy-side traders today are either spoiled for choice or overwhelmed by options. At last count there were more than 1600 discrete algorithms available worldwide. The unique parameters (and sometimes quirky names) associated with each of these algos makes selection, performance measurement, and broker feedback more difficult than ever. Combine this with rapidly changing market conditions, varying order characteristics, liquidity constraints, and trader preferences, and it becomes clear that institutional investment managers face a near-impossible task of demonstrating a coherent best-execution policy.

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  • For investors, “I would say the tick pilot hasn’t helped,” said Philip Pearson, director, algorithmic trading, Investment Technology Group Inc., New York.

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  • Traders Magazine | March 15, 2017

    Implementation shortfall algorithms, despite their popularity, are in need of some retooling.

    That’s what the buy side told agency-only broker ITG in its latest survey which focused on algorithmic trading strategies and how traders view them. The survey follows on a recent survey released by industry consultants Greenwich Associates in January 2017, which found that only 7% of buy-side traders are fully satisfied with the standard algos provided by their brokers.


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