Evergreen Challenges


Topping this week's round of Buy-Side Technology news are reports from last week's Best Execution USA Conference held by Waters Technology in New York.

Two stories by Marie Giagrande highlight conference themes including the ongoing catch 22 of improving transparency in dark pools, with panellists including Credit Suisse Crossfinder head Dmitri Galinov and D.E. Shaw senior vice-president Simon Spenser; and how investment managers must increasingly develop their own methods for demonstrating best execution rather than simply relying on sell-side counterparties, as discussed by James McLean of Iridian Asset Management and Craig Jensen of Armstrong Shaw Associates.

Such issues are not new to asset and hedge fund managers, but the ongoing focus on them shows how persistent such challenges have proven in recent years. Don't be surprised if next year's Best Execution USA conference features similar debates.

Stewart Eisenhart

Deputy Editor, Buy Side



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