Buy side

Cathy Gibson: Building a diverse desk

Since joining Royal London Asset Management in early 2018, the firm’s head of dealing, Cathy Gibson, has been busy establishing and running a new centralised trading desk. Gibson talks to John Brazier about building a desk on the foundation of diversity in the face of increasing market complexity and evolving trading conditions.

Hedge funds doubling down on algos

The 2019 algorithmic trading survey finds that brokers are stepping up to the plate in the post-MIFID II landscape to provide consistent execution to hedge fund firms that are more knowledgeable and discerning than ever before.

Outsourced trading: The future of the buy-side desk?

With an increasing number of buy-side firms turning to outsourced trading providers in recent years, Hayley McDowell finds out how providers really operate and differ from agency brokers, and examines what benefits opting for outsourced execution can offer to the asset management industry.

Embracing artificial intelligence for the buy-side

The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning systems among buy-side firms is in danger of creating a hype bubble – The TRADE examines where asset managers are currently using these technologies to optimise their trading strategies and what pitfalls firms must avoid to (eventually) foster a harmonious trading between man and machine.

Two worlds collide: Is the buy-side on a path to the CLOB?

Audrey Blater, senior analyst at Aite Group, examines the preliminary results of a recent survey of trends in the US Treasury market and finds that the buy-side attitudes towards a Central Limit Order Book are shifting.