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Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports our clients’ success with an array of value added services including global commission management, vendor consulting, execution consulting, third party research, hedge fund consulting and more.

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Trading Technology Costs are on the Rise

Execution management system fees have been trending upward over the last five years. Therefore, it's important for the buy-side to conscientiously manage.

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Improving Performance with Relative Limits

Brokers have invested heavily in algorithms that rely on vast historical datasets and live market information to manage orders in today's highly-complex market.

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Sourcing Liquidity: Intra-Minute Volume Clustering

Accessing liquidity is vital in a low volume environment, and recently we've seen outsized percentages of volume occurring at specific seconds within a given minute

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Instinct® FX Strategies

As the electronic FX marketplace becomes increasingly sophisticated, traders are seeking execution advisory as well as high performing algorithms that source unique liquidity and trusted liquidity venues.

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The Speed of Dark

Faster Trading, slippage from arrival, trading, equitiy trading, portfolio managers, long only, hedge funds, dark liquidity, dark fills, blockseeker, algorithms, trader instinct, trading strategies, liquidity, participation rates, higher trading costs, participation, algo trading strategies.

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High Volumes Require Premium Solutions

The US Option market has experienced consistent growth with 2013 marking the 2nd highest volume in history. Complex order book volume has become a significant portion of the overall industry volume.

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Intelligent Order Routing with Greater Flexibility

Broker Dealers of all types including Agency, Proprietary and Hybrid are continually searching for the right balance between access to liquidity and costs.

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Is your basket Full?

When trading portfolios, the composition of the basket of stocks, market volume, volatility, and return correlation are key factor. Many algo take a "one size fit all" approach based on static, historical data and single=period estimates. The problem with this approach is that it can cause negative cost and risk implications as these factor often differ over the course of just a few hours, even...

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Anticipating liquidity events during the last 15 minutes of trading

The last 15 minutes of the trading day present significant opportunities but even within this very active timeframe there are some notable liquidity inflection points. By opportunistically participating in volume upticks at 3:45, 3:50 and 3:55, traders can effectively source liquidity while managing impact.

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ETFs to Play an Aggressive Defense

Going into May with the SPX Index up a startling 12% Investor have wanted to stay in the game to capture further growth in equities but want to be defensive in case of a pullback. Then results has led to massive growth in Low or Minimum volatility ETFs, SPLV, USMV and LGLV which have all outperformed

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