Alpha Profiling Helps Trader-PM Relations

Traders are using info about their PMs for better execution.

John Adam, Portware head of product management, says alpha profiling is a good practice in that it offers a default set of instructions for orders from portfolio managers.

As the order volume and speed of trading continues to increase, buy-side traders are tasked with the increasingly difficult chore of staying in sync with their portfolio managers. In this day and age, it's extremely difficult for traders to stay in tune with their portfolio manager for every order on their blotter while still reacting to market conditions.

More often than not, traders look to execute the order as soon as possible. Better to err quickly than wait and end up having the market move

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