Plato Partnership Trading Platform Aims to Change the Market Model

Collaboration of buy and sell side to fund market optimization research through new utility.

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Stephen McGoldrick, Plato Partnership project director, says a key component of Plato is the collaboration between buy- and sell-side firms.

A consortium of weighty buy- and sell-side firms have joined forces under the Plato Partnership banner, focused on improving the market model for block equities trading, lowering data and trading costs, and feeding data back to the regulators for market analysis, aiming to be live during the first half of 2016. "We came together as a group in November 2014 with a high level of intent to explore the opportunity in a broad sense, with the concepts that it would include the Market Stru