Methodology

Institutional Investor polled traders of Asian ex-Japan equities asking them to rate brokers on various attributes for trading and execution and the attributes were aggregated to produce the best brokers overall.

The attributes were:

  • High-Touch Sales Trading - Access to Block Liquidity
  • High-Touch Sales Trading - Access to Small- & Mid-cap Liquidity
  • High-Touch Sales Trading - Maintaining Order Anonymity
  • High-Touch Sales Trading - Minimize Market Impact
  • High-Touch Sales Trading - Quality of IoIs
  • High-Touch Sales Trading - Service Quality
  • Electronic Trading - Algorithm Customization
  • Electronic Trading - Algorithm Performance
  • Electronic Trading - Market Access & Transparency
  • Electronic Trading - Service Quality & Support
  • Electronic Trading - Transaction Cost Analysis
  • Portfolio/Program Trading - Client Service Quality & Support
  • Portfolio/Program Trading - Global Market Access
  • Portfolio/Program Trading - Index & Portfolio Research
  • Portfolio/Program Trading - Pre and Post Trade
  • Portfolio/Program Trading - Reliability of Settlement/Back Office
  • Delta One/ETF - Access to Differential Liquidity
  • Delta One/ETF - Price Improvement

(Delta One did not receive sufficient response to publish although it was used to calculate the best overall firms.)