Best execution woes ongoing for small hedge funds

Investors prize best execution more and more as hedge funds strive to comply

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In July 2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued its report on banks and asset managers' best execution practices, blasting firms' understanding of what they needed to do to justify and monitor whether they were achieving best prices – and costs and speed and safety – in execution.

"Many firms do not understand key elements of our requirements and are not embedding them into their business practices… Our review identifies a significant risk that best execution is not being delivered to