Buy-Side Firms Still Need Sell Side, Say Panelists

September 2008
Securities Industry News;9/29/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 34, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the panel discussion about the changing execution landscape at the e-technololgy conference. The buy side, it says, have become sophisticated but the sell side has bolstered its offerings and have expanded to derivatives and prime brokerage. Technology, it adds, is not always the answer as there is their belief that a trader who has a good feel for the market has no replacement.One Merril Lynch officer agreed that weighing the incremental value of connecting to a single darkpool against information leakage is a balancing act.


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