Buy side

Request for quote in equities: Under the hood

As two major trading venues launch request for quote (RFQ) models for equities trading, Hayley McDowell delves into the specifications of each RFQ systems, and after speaking to sceptical senior buy-siders, finds that the venues could face significant barriers to market-wide adoption.

Ed Wicks: The bigger picture

Three years after joining Legal & General Investment Management to run its equities trading, Ed Wicks now heads up the firm’s global trading operations, placing emphasis on the benefits of incremental improvement. Wicks speaks to John Brazier about the changes he has made during his time with the asset manager and what the future holds for the head of trading role.