The New Nerds: Sales Traders Provide Tech Tips

Hintze, John
June 2010
Securities Industry News;6/21/2010, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p8
Trade Publication
The article examines the new roles of sales traders. The functions they perform include monitoring multiple feeds of market-related data, tracking the progress of customers' algorithms, analyzing transaction costs in real-time, and following which execution venues may be experiencing hiccups. Their primary objective is to find liquidity for clients to execute block orders and they also serve as consultants when determining how high-speed electronic trading works and how best to use algorithms and suppliers of research.


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