Moving towards algorithmic alpha

In the case of algorithmic trading, increasingly used in US equities markets but still considered by many to be in an 'early adoption' phase, many proponents of their capabilities had initially emphasised trading efficiencies as the key benefits for managers that use them. By running high-volume, low-touch trades through algorithms, buy-side traders could focus on more complicated, manually intensive executions and strategies – essentially, the value-add of the human touch.

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