Tech Vendors Give it Up for the Buy Side

The operational difficulties of the "give-up" process - the means by which an executing broker executes an equity hedge in an underlying equity to offset the position that will be incurred by issuing the CFD (contract for difference) to an investor - are well documented. The equity trade is cleared, settled and confirmed to the broker, which then "gives up" the equity to the prime broker, which, in turn, issues the CFD to the client.

The nexus of the problems around give-ups happen between the

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