Proquote, the real-time market data and trading system owned by the London Stock Exchange, has today announced the launch of Best Execution Report, a new product that enables customers to meet the requirements set out by the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Proquote will offer customers Best Execution Reports which will assist them in complying with MiFID requirements to monitor its Best Execution policy and will provide them with an accurate picture of trades executed at any given time. The new product will also provide users with a comprehensive database of all market price information at the time of every individual trade, a service which is particularly important in dealing with private client queries.
Specifically, the service offers the following:
Outliers Report: This report identifies all retail trades executed outside the spread, using the best London Stock Exchange/PLUS Bid and Ask as the benchmark price;
Single Trade Search: Provides brokers with a quick and easy method of identifying a single client trade, together with all the associated available price information at the time of the trade;
Single Trade Detail Report: A full report on client trades, including price improvement or shortfall, London Stock Exchange best bid and offer price information, PLUS Markets best bid and offer, RSP Quotations and Trade Reports from Relevant markets;
Brokers' trades can be automatically imported into the Best Execution Report even if Proquote is not used for trading. Additional data such as commissions and charges can also be imported into the service to give a full and complete view of the trade execution.
The Best Execution Service complements Proquote's other MiFID offerings including:
- Open RSP electronic trading
- DMA on-book trading through brokers
- Full market data coverage of European trade report venues
Karen Young, Managing Director of Proquote commented: "MiFID's requirement that firms must take all reasonable steps to obtain best execution across multiple asset classes is a major undertaking for companies. Our Best Execution Report product will support customers in meeting this obligation, making the transition simple."