Reliance on brokers for equity trading on the rise

The new Tabb Group report, Institutional equity trading in America 2007: Divining a path to liquidity, cites a confluence of several factors - hidden or dark liquidity, market fragmentation, geographic diversity, instrument complexity and technology req-uirements - as complicating buy-side equity trading operations just as traders were getting a handle on more autonomous tools available to them such as DMA and algorithmic platforms.

Add to the mix ongoing market volatility spawned by the US c

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