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Execution Consultants: Survival of the Fittest

Execution Consultants: Survival of the Fittest

Popularity of algorithmic trading and DMA services continues to increase in the U.S. equities market at the expense of high-touch, full service brokerage services.

By Sang Lee, Sang Lee

Boston, MA, January 18, 2006 – According to a new report by Aite Group, LLC, Regulation NMS will cement the central role of electronic trading in the U.S. equities market, and, as a result, encourage the growth of a new breed of sophisticated trader known as execution consultant, who can combine sophisticated quantitative analysis and trading skills with relationship building. This report examines some of the key trends in the U.S. equities market and provides details behind the key characteristics of execution consultants.

According to Sang Lee, Managing Partner of Aite Group, and author of the report, "The U.S. equities market has undergone dramatic changes over the last few years." Lee also adds, "In response, the broker-dealer community has clearly evolved with the marketplace, and the emergence of execution consultants is a vital part of this overall transformation."

This is a 17-page Impact Note. Clients of Aite Group's Institutional Securities service can download the report.