In today’s fast-changing financial markets, you can look to us for best execution for your global equity trades, sophisticated investment solutions, and the trading expertise to help mitigate your risk and minimize your execution costs.
Seamless global execution
We are an agency broker and an unconflicted partner — we do not run a proprietary equity trading book. Focusing on your priorities, our highly experienced trading teams give you global, 24-hour coverage of 53 markets via trading desks in Boston, London, Sydney, Toronto and Tokyo. Crossing against our large pools of internal liquidity helps ensure efficient execution of your orders. We also bring you advanced technology, including smart order routing, while our position as one of the world's largest custodians means you can rely on our ability to settle.
Our BlockCross alternative trading system (ATS) facilitates increased crossing rates for traders, giving you greater control and efficiency in seeking natural block liquidity.
With BlockCross, you benefit from:
Advanced workflow and maximum control that allows you to remain uncommitted
Access to an extensive volume of liquidity that is truly unique
Minimum order size requirements for participant integrity
Flexibility to work “completely dark” or “narrow cast” buy side-only IOIs
Clearing and settlement: no outsourcing
You’ll have the confidence of knowing that we are your counterparty in markets where we self-clear. We retain responsibility for clearing and settlement because we self-clear in markets that represent 99 percent of global market capitalization, including 100 percent of the MSCI World Index of developed markets. Our commitment to transparency in execution also extends to reporting. We can arrange a full transaction cost analysis upon request.
Comprehensive commission management
This service reduces the cost and administrative burden of managing numerous commission sharing arrangements, client commission arrangements and research provider relationships, so you can focus on what matters most — trading with your brokers of choice.
Our research brings you the in-depth insights of our own strategists combined with the cutting-edge expertise of State Street Associates, a unique partnership of industry and academia. These insights into global investment trends, along with our dedication to excellence in execution and service, help you identify and seize market opportunities quickly and cost effectively.
Company Stock Trading
As a plan sponsor, you need to achieve the best execution for all trades within your qualified plan — a challenge that becomes more complex when the transaction involves company stock. Partner with State Street Global Markets for quality, cost-effective trading services that provide a seamless extension to your plan’s existing oversight process and a client-focused approach to trading company stock.
Best execution and comprehensive reporting
You can rely on our highly experienced traders to closely monitor market dynamics and corporate events that can affect stock price and make trades based on market conditions to achieve best execution. You can also monitor your stock trading activity through quarterly and annual reporting, including comparison with benchmarks such as VWAP, TWAP, Arrival Price, Market-On-Close and Implementation Shortfall. We provide you with disclosure of your trade execution and commissions to help you meet your unique reporting and compliance needs.