A case in point

The emerging EMS issue came to light, unsurprisingly but most informatively, at the TradeTechUSA 2007 equity trading conference held last month in New York. During a panel discussion on buy-side EMS optimisation, Stephen Berte, US equity trader at Standard Life Investments, explained his firm's motivations and experience in considering whether and how to implement such a system. Although each investment manager brings its own set of requirements to the table, I think Berte's concerns general

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