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Trading Govt considers increasing trading competition

Discussion in 'Shares' started by Simon Hampel, 12th Sep, 2008.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    Lateline Business - 11/09/2008: Govt considers increasing trading competition

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  2. AsxBroker

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    Most insto's do off-market crossings so it won't affect the market.
    It sounds like they are trying to get into Reuters space of insto trades away from the market.

    They are still going to have to settle via CHESS...

    We'll see how they go :)
     
  3. Tropo

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    Estimating market share is full of grey areas. For instance, some brokers like GSJBW don’t differentiate between their institutional and retail business and lump all their trades together. Macquarie, UBS and Citigroup, along with many others, have separate codes for their retail and institutional business, although they tend to combine them when estimating their own market share.

    Another piece of obfuscation has been introduced with the removal last November of brokers’ identity from the SEATS trading on the ASX.

    Now you can only find out who has made the trades after the market has closed – and even then, the daily report purchased from the ASX will only show the total market share of each broker for the day.

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  4. AsxBroker

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    Hi Tropo,

    I totally agree, though with Participant IDs (PID) it is more a thing about owning a few. GSJBW trades under 3613, if they really wanted to they could do the same as Macquarie which use their retail 2442 and insto 1572 (I think, I know it's 15--, I left in Dec 2001 and they started using the BT PID after buying the business from the US mob that bought them). Remembering that GSJBW own GS Australia so they could use their old PID to trade if they wanted to. UBS is quite small in the retail space and Citibank bought Salomon Smith Barney.

    Reality is that PIDs cost money so they might do it for that reason, who knows? :) Also sending a CHESS message from two PIDs increases your costs when you are crossing trades from one PID to another PID whereas if you just move stock from one HIN to another HIN in the same PID you only send one CHESS message.

    I definitely agree with the obfuscation...isn't it fair that everyone can see what is happen? The market expects companies that are traded on the exchange to be clear and transparent though it's ok for the ASX not to be???

    Interesting that Credit Suisse came up on the report as they have an eensy weensy retail business so it must be mainly insto trades.

    Cheers,

    Dan