Brian Schaeffer

Brian is President and a Founder of Clearpool Group. Brian is responsible for leading all aspects of Clearpool’s revenue growth and business development.
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Data, Data Everywhere: Takeaways from International Trader Forum

Oct 17, 2019 12:43:03 PM

The massive amount of market data available in the current day is both a boon and a burden. More information can lead to making smarter decisions, but does the glut of data lead somewhat to paralysis by analysis?

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Five Keys to Becoming a Top ‘Execution Consultant’

Jan 28, 2019 4:30:00 PM

The rise of electronic and algorithmic trading has irrevocably changed how the financial markets operate. Equity markets have been known to be almost entirely electronic since 2015. Moreover, according to Greenwich Associates, over 90% of equity flows are executed electronically in liquid, developed markets like the U.S. It’s no secret that floor trading has dwindled. Just take a look at the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. When I was a specialist, there were thousands of traders and market makers on the floor of the exchange, but in the past decade or so that number has dropped to only a few hundred.

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Venue Analysis Is More Than TCA

May 8, 2018 12:02:21 PM

Traders have always strived to attain high quality executions, but measuring execution quality is now more important than ever. 

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Access the NYSE Trading Floor with Clearpool

Feb 14, 2018 4:12:27 PM

In an environment where nearly all trading is done electronically, it’s important to consider the added benefits of human judgement and flexibility that floor brokers may offer.

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Collaboration and Best Execution

Jun 22, 2017 2:42:59 PM

Aligning technology and people can be a difficult task. Historically as technology is introduced in an industry it is done so at the expense of collaboration, as it attempts to streamline or make efficient the process it is intended to improve.

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