Buy side prefers voice trading to electronic execution

E-trading figures not entirely reflective of market, claim traders

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Buy-side firms still prefer voice trading to electronic execution for primary price discovery and bespoke trading strategies, and find relationship-based voice trading a "better experience", despite electronic trading gaining significant ground over the past year.

Despite recent estimates putting the share of electronic trading to as much as 75%, real-money institutions in particular say the figure is overly high and doesn't accurately reflect trading activity in the market.

"For the most part,

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