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TCA is No Longer Sufficient: Buyside Firms Now Need TQA

New research produced by GreySpark Partners, a leading global capital markets consultancy, makes the case for a new form of pre- and post-trade TCA reporting that utilises a breed of Big Data known as Smart Data to provide buyside firm trading desks and their end-investor clients with a greater understanding of the quality – as opposed to just simply the ‘effectiveness’ – of trader decision-making on an order-by-order basis.

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Transaction Quality Analysis Set to Replace TCA

Beginning in the early 2000s, when the algorithms and software capable of performing transaction cost analysis (TCA) on a semi-automated basis first became prevalent, the definition of the function was always: a method of determining the effectiveness of a set of transactions performed by a counterparty – the key word within that definition being ‘effectiveness.’

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