Buy side set to flex muscles

NEWS ANALYSIS: FORUM | RISES IN DMA AND ALGORITHMIC TRADING COULD SHIFT MARKET EMPHASIS

At the recently held GL Net Forum in London, panelists agreed that the rise in direct market access (DMA) and algorithmic trading could orchestrate a shift in the balance of power from the sell side to the buy side, says David Walker, editor of Hedge Fund ReviewThe sell side will not be totally ‘disintermediated’ by buy-side firms using direct market access (DMA) or hedge funds using algorithmic trading, but its role and its services will have to change dramatically for those organisations t