Pragma responds to changing market environment with new algos

First Published 31st December 1969

Capture 2.0 and Bullseye aim to source more liquidity with less market impact

Doug Rivelli, CEO, Pragma: "In our testing so far, both of these second-generation algorithms are executing more stock, more quickly, and with less market impact compared to their predecessors."

Pragma Securities, the provider of liquidity aggregation products, has developed two new aggressive liquidity sourcing algorithms, Capture 2.0 and Bullseye. The new strategies aim to use advanced techniques for dynamic allocation, hidden order detection, and efficient liquidity sourcing to capture more liquidity with less market impact.

Capture 2.0 aims to achieve a high rate of trading efficiency by intelligently sourcing all types of liquidity across dozens of venues incorporating several execution tactics that can uncover hidden liquidity in the marketplace. It will take advantage of trading opportunities through a variety of order types and proprietary liquidity signals, while mitigating market impact costs, to provide clients with an intelligent, aggressive solution to trading orders where a high participation rate is demanded.

The Bullseye algorithm is intended to assist clients whose primary goal is to achieve a high participation rate in a very short time horizon. Bullseye is a configurable and customizable strategy that can be tailored to individual client specifications.

"Since the first aggressive liquidity sourcing algos were rolled out several years ago, a lot has changed about the type of liquidity available, and where that liquidity resides in the marketplace," said Doug Rivelli, CEO of Pragma. "We built Capture 2.0 and Bullseye to help our institutional clients better take advantage of these changes, in particular high frequency trading liquidity. In our testing so far, both of these second-generation algorithms are executing more stock, more quickly, and with less market impact compared to their predecessors."

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