The correlation between quant skills and execution quality

The profile of bond traders is changing, as quantitative skills and data management become as important as relationships and counterparty engagement. This has a material effect on the way trading occurs, but does that improve execution quality?

Gareth Coltman, Global Head of Trading Automation at MarketAxess explains that there is a direct correlation as traders can reduce high-volume, low-value trading activity using electronic execution, and improve analysis of trade execution quality, allowing more time to focus on the higher value tickets and a better understanding of which counterparties to work with.

Published on November 29, 2021

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