What is best execution?
Best execution refers to our responsibility to take all sufficient steps to achieve the best possible result on a consistent basis when executing orders on our clients' behalf, for financial spread betting, CFD, share dealing or Smart Portfolio orders.
As part of out policy to achieve best execution, there are a variety of factors that we consider:
- Fairness of price
- Speed and likelihood of execution
- The size and nature of the order
Our intelligent execution technology has been designed on the basis of our order execution policy to take into account these and any other relevant factors, such as the nature of the underlying markets and any specific instructions you have given us, so that we can consistently deliver what we consider to be the best possible results.
It’s important for those who want to trade with us to understand how we treat your orders and execute them for you. You can find important information within our customer agreement, summary order execution policy and from the information about the quality of our execution on this page.
How does this differ for professional clients?
Getting the best price for our retail clients and minimising the total cost of the transaction takes precedence over all other factors. For professional clients, in certain circumstances we may prioritise other factors, such as the speed and probability of execution, if we determine that these have equal or greater importance compared to overall price.