Buy side

Asset owners emerge as hidden competitor for buy-side

Northern Trust’s director of strategy for asset servicing warned at InvestOps USA that asset owners are a less obvious competitor for the buy-side, as insourcing assets could become more popular.

BlackRock urges EU policymakers to protect midpoint trading

EU policymakers are looking to extend the tick size regime to SIs, periodic auctions and block trading venues, but the buy-side is concerned about the potential impact this could have on trading at the midpoint.