How wise is smart Smart order routing has become a buzzword across the buy side as firms look to ensure that their orders are executed through the most appropriate venues. Brokers are exploiting this demand by offering such services, but as Joel Clark re

Top-tier brokers are exploiting this demand by offering such services and the underlying technology to the buy side, but as Joel Clark reports, there is still considerable variation in the quality of products on offer

There's a new noise reverberating across the buy side and it's getting progressively louder. It's coming, not as usual from third-party technology vendors touting their wares, but rather from the brokerage community with something new to shout about - smart order routing. In the

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