Trading costs force focus on maximising efficiency

Hedge funds and investors are keen to cut transaction costs, putting banks as well as brokers under pressure. Smaller funds are also looking at alternative broking arrangements to minimise costs

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Hedge funds count the cost of trading

Hedge funds are increasingly looking for ways to reduce trading costs in a world where every dollar counts in the pursuit of alpha. As the broking industry adjusts to fundamental changes in its landscape, small hedge funds risk being left behind in the land grab for high-volume traders.

Smaller funds are increasingly looking at alternative broking arrangements to minimise the impact on their bottom lines. Big funds have the edge when it comes to reducing exchange fees but innovation by exchanges

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