LiquidMetrix WorkStation to Compliance Solutions

Compliance and Best Execution in a fragmented European market

Many firms are spending more and more time and effort investigating best execution outliers. In a post-MiFID world where instruments are traded across multiple venues and prices can change hundreds of times in a second, defining suitable benchmarks and identifying 'true' outliers can be very challenging.

Intelligent Financial Systems has developed the LiquidMetrix WorkStation specifically to address these challenges. Highlights include:

  • benchmarks for all European venues. Assess your execution performance against one or more venues of your choice, changing your selection at the click of a button;
  • separation of 'real' outliers that require your attention from 'false' outliers attributed to factors such as insufficient market liquidity or timestamp inaccuracies;
  • the ability to analyse sub-sets of your trades grouped by trade attributes including client, counter party, trader, instrument, broker, trading network or settlement period;
  • performance analysis of large orders executed as multiple fills across one or more markets. Assess the order as a whole and drill down to analyse the individual fills;
  • the option to benchmark at different times in the execution lifecycle including order arrival time, quote time and individual fill times and the LiquidMetrix HiLo benchmark, which takes latencies into account;
  • tools to view and replay single venue and consolidated order books and time & sales at and around the time of any trade;
  • simple, clear and easy-to-generate performance and outlier reports for any trading period (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly) and sub-sets of your trades;
  • More...

Not just a compliance tool

You can use the LiquidMetrix WorkStation for internal compliance checks, to monitor and improve your trading performance and to generate comprehensive, independent performance reports for your clients.

LiquidMetrix uses the latest technology to give you access to your daily updated Best Execution statistics using a +100TB database of full depth order-by-order market data from all European venues.

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