Institutional Equity Trading
Investment professionals may place some of their equity trades through us which we typically execute on an agency basis. We execute trades on major exchanges, through ECNs (electronic communications networks), and crossing networks. The business is very competitive, but the human element in patiently executing orders as appropriate will continue to be of value in the marketplace.
Our traders include seasoned, well-rounded professionals with portfolio management and analytical experience, providing additional value both in the execution process and in information feedback to the customer.
As we learn the thought processes behind trades we tend to develop trusted relationships with our customers, as they come to know that we will always act in their best interests. From time to time the ideas for trades placed with us were originally conceived or evaluated at one of our lunches. We keep our customers informed if we become aware of information that could impact their investment decisions before and after they trade.