Tourmaline Partners, LLC, one of the world's leading outsourced trading solutions firms, today announced the hires of two senior professionals, spurred by continued growth in Australia and Asia. Matt McShane has joined as Director of Operations for Asia, while Simon Twiss has joined as Director of Pan-Asia Trading.
A heavier regulatory burden on money managers, razor-thin margins and rapid technological developments in trading are driving many to cut costs and hire outside firms to handle their day-to-day trading. The pace of demand has accelerated this year in particular as asset managers feel the pinch following the introduction in 2018 of the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) which slapped more onerous paperwork on them.
Broker dealers and asset managers are undergoing a period of significant and radical change, largely driven by regulation, advancements in trading technology and the impact of passive management. As if these challenges weren’t enough, equity commissions are down 45% since 2009. In no uncertain terms, players on both sides of the fence are being forced to rethink past practices.