NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, is pleased to announce that it has enhanced its recently launched Small Cap Algorithm by improving the algo's fair price model, enabling traders to source as much liquidity as possible in less liquid names while minimizing impact in the market place.
Convergex's Small Cap Algorithm rests completely hidden in over 15 ATSs, yet will exit the market when it senses that it is signaling its presence in the market place. The algorithm will then return to the market when it determines that it is advisable to re-engage. Meanwhile, block executions are continuously analyzed for the potential execution of conditional orders.
"We consistently receive very positive feedback from our clients that our Small Cap Algorithm has filled a void in the small cap space where these securities tend to be less liquid," said Eric W. Noll, Convergex CEO and President. "Our enhanced fair price model feature is designed to source additional liquidity only when it is beneficial to our customers," said Noll.
In addition to the enhanced fair price model, Convergex's Small Cap Algorithm includes other unique features including the "Shot Clock" that strategically takes liquidity from lit and dark markets in an intelligent and impact minimizing manner. Traders can set the Shot Clock to take liquidity for each desired name at time intervals tailored to their specific preference. Furthermore, the Small Cap Algorithm supports min-dark fills and can customize venues on a client-by-client preference.
About Convergex Convergex is an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider that takes on the industry's toughest challenges, from complicated trades to complex businesses. With clients' interests as the top priority, Convergex delivers comprehensive solutions that span global high-touch and electronic trading, options technologies, prime brokerage, clearing, commission management and beyond. Headquartered in New York with a presence in several other locations including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, San Francisco and London, the company serves nearly 3,000 clients accessing over 100 global market centers.
Convergex is an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider. In the U.S., Convergex offers products and services through Convergex Execution Solutions LLC (member NYSE/FINRA/NFA/SIPC), of which Convergex Prime Service and Options Trading and Technology are divisions; Westminster Research Associates LLC (member FINRA/SIPC); and Convergex Solutions LLC, of which Jaywalk and LDB are divisions. In London, Convergex operates through Convergex Limited, which is incorporated in England and Wales (registered with company number 06262150). Convergex Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of the United Kingdom. Westminster Research Associates LLC is regulated in the United States by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Westminster provides services in Australia pursuant to an exemption from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services license under the Corporations Act 2001 (ASIC Class Order [CO 03/1100]).
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