For a broker, the implementation of Best Execution for its retail customers often implies a complicated and costly project, due to the complexity of the required connections to the various venues and clearing houses and the necessary development of a SORS* adapted to the needs of these investors.
A real alternative is to allow the routing of the retail orders to the PartnerEx service of Equiduct where the exchange will calculate the best execution price and the affiliated market-makers commit to provide execution to their customers within the framework of a Regulated Market.
The benefit for the broker and its customers consists in a consistent execution at the best available price along with a better likelihood of execution.
SLIB now provides this opportunity to its broker customers for their retail clientele. Indeed, SLIB added the additional routing towards Equiduct-PartnerEx in its multi-market order management system SLIB OMS.
The process of routing is fully automated thanks to a two-fold analysis involving both the execution policy adapted to each customer and the characteristics of the order. If the ordering customer is eligible and if the characteristics of the order allow it, the order is automatically routed towards Equiduct.
The multi-market eligibility matrix of SLIB OMS allows the broker to set up parameters in a fine decision grid suited to its policy and to the choices of its customers: amount, type of validity, order type, quotation group, ..., numerous characteristics of the order are available as decision criteria. Comprehensive dashboards allow the operators to supervise, inquire and easily find details with full justification for each routing decision taken by SLIB OMS for every order.
Depending on the liquidity available and some market criteria, the order is totally or partially executed on Equiduct and, if not eligible for an execution on Equiduct, recycled towards another market such as the Home Market.
SLIB also adapted all components of its post-trade software suite: SLIB Confirmation, SLIB Posting, the clearing solutions to provide full STP for these orders.
Philippe Cognet, CEO of SLIB, concludes "SLIB OMS processes incoming and outgoing orders in FIX format and subsequently enriches its capacity of routing orders to new markets such as Equiduct. The multi-markets architecture of SLIB OMS makes it easy to plug-in additional market connectors, according to the needs and requests of SLIB's customers, offering them an easier access to new liquidity pools".
* Smart Order Routing System