With over 30 years of experience and a strong reputation for unparalleled performance in the global equity trading arena, Guzman & Company offers unique, performance-driven electronic trading solutions to its institutional asset management client base. The company positions these clients to utilize its trading platform in a self-directed manner. “Over the course of four years, we partnered with numerous small to mid-sized technology firms with specific areas of expertise to build the foundation of our platform. It accommodates all the demands of the business in today’s marketplace,” states Leopoldo Guzman, President and CEO of Guzman & Company. Being an agency-only company with decades worth of industry performance rankings, Guzman & Company is void of proprietary trading and dark pools/ATS, thus eliminating internal conflicts with its partners and achieving optimal results for its clients.
Guzman & Company’s performance driven approach is liquidity-sourcing agnostic, with an extended reach for liquidity through a robust reach for desired dark venues. “We have improved our clients’ trade implementation workflow due to our extensive reach for liquidity, especially as it pertains to dark pools. Clients who did not have an appropriate tool to reach their desired number of ATS’s through a single strategy had to break up the parent order across multiple algorithms, which of course is not ideal. We were able to deliver a solution (Dark Aggregator strategy) that allows them to source their desired ATS venue roster in their preferred manner with a single parent order,” explains Guzman.
Guzman & Company leverages a robust data analytics infrastructure to analyze client execution data on a T+1 (as well as historical) basis. Additionally, Guzman & Company can simultaneously analyze order placement data that may not have led to an execution. This allows for customized enhancements to the trading strategies with continuously modified order placement logic which leads to improved overall performance.
Guzman & Company’s Electronic Trading Solutions has improved efficiencies on its Program Trading desk, as well as opened another revenue stream for their business when utilized by clients who self-direct their trading. This enables them to be an even better value-added partner with their clients. With an electronic footprint in the US, Canada, and Brazil, Guzman & Company aims to drive its trading solutions across the rest of Latin America (Mexico, Chile and Columbia), Europe and Asia-Pacific markets by the end of 2018.