UBS Direct Execution is the firm's global institutional electronic trading business. Direct Execution offers Direct Market Access (DMA), a suite of advanced Algorithmic Trading strategies, an execution management system called UBS Pinpoint, and a web-based analytics platform, UBS Fusion. Launched as a comprehensive offering in 2007, UBS Fusion provides clients with a flexible set of pre-, at-, and post trade analytics and tools, including Real-Time TCA.
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