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Best execution definition

Best execution refers to a broker’s duty to execute client orders at the most favourable terms for a client.

Best execution definition

Best execution refers to a broker’s duty to execute client orders at the most favourable terms for a client.

The factors that a broker needs to consider when seeking best execution of clients’ orders include:

  • The opportunity to get a more advantageous price than the one currently quoted
  • The speed of the execution
  • The likelihood that the trade will be executed
  • The size of the trade
  • The settlement period 

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