Equity Market Structure: The Buy Side View


Buy side traders debating the pros and cons of the U.S. equity market structure recently gave high marks to the computerized stock trading landscape, though it didn’t take long for concerns to surface.



Buy side traders debating the pros and cons of the U.S. equity market structure recently gave high marks to the computerized stock trading landscape, though it didn’t take long for concerns to surface.

At a Baruch College Financial Markets Conference on November 11, four heads of buy side institutional trading desks acknowledged that the market structure characterized by high-speed trading and fragmentation is “imperfect,” but maintained they are better off than years ago.

Technological advances and regulatory changes that have occurred over the past 20 years have led to lower transaction costs and liquidity, which has benefited investors and the clients they represent, suggested one trader.

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