The Tradetech Daily



Instinet Global Portfolio Trading has a broad client base of long only asset managers, index funds, hedge funds and other institutional investors. Its services are provided on an agency basis.

Liquidity sourcing

Instinet’s portfolio trading gives access to cash
and electronic flow via its fully integrated internal dark pool matching
engine, Blockmatch. It offers the ability to source liquidity via a broad
client base who understand that the agency model allows them to safely divulge
the full picture, reducing the potential for information leakage.


Instinet manages equity execution for a number of
transition managers, and uses its global platform to manage cash across sub
accounts, sectors, currencies and regions, as required.


Instinet offers a powerful suite of transaction
cost analytics and visualisation tools designed to guide users through all
phases of the investment cycle. The suite’s three components – Indigo, Insight,
and TradeSpex– work together to define optimal execution strategies, monitor
trades in real time and analyse completed orders.

ETF capabilities

Instinet can manage creation/redemption for many
leading ETF providers and also has access into a number of proprietary
creation/redemption systems.

Future plans

The firm plans to extend its market access further into the Frontier space to take coverage out to around 95% of FTSE Frontier.