Trade Execution

Workflow Template

Trade Execution

This workflow template illustrates the development, confirmation and execution of large-scale trades, including initial trade research, funding, booking and trade scale up/down (based on initial performance). Purchase and download this template in PDF, PowerPoint (PPT) and Visio (VSD) formats. You can customize it to fit your own organization, or simply use it to better understand the Trade Execution process.

Related KPIs : Equities Trade Executions per Equities Trading Employee, Trade Break Rate: Equities, Trade Processing Error Rate: Equities, Unit Cost: Trade Processing (Back Office), Unit Cost: Trade Settlement

What is Trade Execution?

Trade Execution refers to a set of work activities aimed at researching, capturing, filling, monitoring and adjusting trades and trade positions. Initial research is performed by portfolio managers, their teams (investment analysts or associates) and trading counterparties. Once they have reached a consensus on the details of the transaction, they pass the information off to the middle/back office (trade operations and support) for completion. After the trade has been booked and executed, portfolio managers and their teams review the performance of the transaction and scale the position up or down based on the performance data they are seeing.

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