Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Buy-Side Savviness for Data Analysis Shakes Up Broker Allocations

Latest FlexAdvantage blog by Ivy Schmerken examines trends in buy side use of data analysis to evaluate broker and execution performance.


As asset managers become more data-driven in their analysis of execution quality, they are reallocating order flows among their broker-dealer relationships at a faster pace.

That finding provided the context for a recent Greenwich Associates webinar “Best Execution: How the Buy Side Measures it, How the Sell Side Produces it.” Panelists discussed the causal relationship between quantitative tools, execution quality and the reallocation of order flow among broker-dealers.

“As the quality of the tools the buy side uses to analyze their executions has increased in sophistication, it’s also driving the increase in the speed with which they reallocate flow,” said Ken Monahan, senior analyst on the market structure and technology team at Greenwich Associates.

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