LONDON, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new spate of mergers between exchanges in Europe, the US and Asia continues to narrow the choices available to investors and brokers in executing trades. This will increase the search for cost effective trading and for best execution.
The impact on issuers is serious, with less transparency and concerns around price formation.
To date, around 20% of transactions are estimated to be through dark pools and this is likely to rise as these choices narrow. These implications are explored in a new white paper published this week by global3digital, one of Europe's leading digital corporate communication agencies.
"Among the most important pieces of information to an Investor Relations Officer is the current price of their company's shares. Yet, the information displayed on their corporate website, and other public sources can be misleading. The lack of pre-trade transparency is compromising IROs' ability to do their job," said Peter Kemp, Managing Director at global3digital, "This also impacts best execution; if an investor or broker cannot see all the pre-trade, how can they achieve the 'best' price?"
Regulators are exploring changes to the European MiFID rules and US regulators are examining their rules amid concerns that these problems were the unintended result of the opening of the market in share trading.
global3digital's white paper "Bringing Light to Dark Pools" argues for rule changes that increase transparency and recommends that issuers should continue to monitor the markets, aware of the challenges in knowing where their share is at any given moment.
The white paper is available on our website http://www.global3digital.com.
Notes to editors
Since 1999 global3digital has built up an industry renowned reputation for excellence in the provision of corporate websites underpinned by proactive, 24/7 support and knowledge outsourcing services encompassing three key disciplines; Communications, Technology, Support.
Having designed and built a website, we take the strain and work seamlessly with our clients to ensure that it remains the definitive source of online information on them at all times, compliant today, future proof tomorrow.
This meticulous approach helps companies to bridge perception gaps with stakeholders, reinforce corporate messaging and instill confidence.
For more information: Peter Kemp global3digital tel: +44(0)20-7292-1451 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Global3digital Ltd