Best execution is one of the most critical challenges in trade order management, as we all know. It involves a lot of steps including prioritisation of factors, analysis and selection of execution venues, linkage to execution venues, creation of best execution
policy, execution of orders, periodic review of factors and venues. The challenge here is that best execution policies and order routing algorithms vary vastly from firm to firm, often best execution policies are unstructured content that guide business decisions
to be made. Firms are now struggling to formalise these policies and incorporate the rules into OMS. Also, in their bid to achieve best execution, firms will need to carefully monitor data latency in addition to price and ask themselves whether they should
upgrade their systems to cope with the heightened pressure for SPEED....