Measurement + Experience = Results

Equity Agency-Only
Execution Services

Abel Noser has offered equity agency-only portfolio execution services to clients for decades.  Our philosophy remains the same today as the day we opened our doors:  offer best execution with low commission rates.  We do this through careful pre-trade analysis and planning, adaptive execution strategies, and a comprehensive post-trade analysis.

A Measured Approach Using Trade Compass


Abel Noser's innovative web-based pre-trade tool, Trade Compass, enables global institutions to determine the liquidity of their investment holdings.  It evaluates them as a percentage of  typical daily volume, then estimates the time required to liquidate each holding or the entire portfolio.


The inverse relationship between opportunity cost and market impact remains the single most overwhelming cost factor in any large trade.  If trading is done too rapidly, the trades move the market.  If done too slowly, the market may move against the trades.  The goal is to trade the optimal number and size of trades over the right time-frame.



Goal-Based Execution Strategies Using Trade Pulse


Trade Pulse, our real-time tool, combines intra-day and real-time measurement functionality. Keeping communications open, we offer up-to-the-minute reporting throughout the trading day. Building upon our experience in developing industry leading TCA products, we are then able to:


  • Quantify the costs of a portfolio or single securities at any given time
  • View costs to complete a trade (at any time)
  • Easily identify names moving away from or closer to your stated benchmark
  • Offer a pivot table report and export functionality


Abel Noser delivers a quality execution strategy while providing the flexibility to change parameters and aggressiveness at any time.  .


Proprietary trading technologies allow our traders to monitor executions against every other trader in the market.  Our trading system is equipped with an internally developed VWAP engine that allows our traders to determine how aggressively they want to participate in the market and at what volume levels.


Post-Trade Analysis Using Trade Zoom


Trade Zoom is our web-based post–trade measurement product that lets you drill down from expansive views of all your trading to the appropriate level of detail on any single trade.


Trade Zoom provides information on your trading strategies, with time-specific data for every step of the trading process. With over 150 possible measures built into Trade Zoom, you can go right to the analytics that interest you most. Features include:


  • Peer comparisons gleaned from one of the largest global universes of data available
  • Interactive graphing depicting manager order timing decisions and order executions
  • Customized executive summary analysis for compliance, trading , portfolio management, best execution committees and fund boards
  • Timely and accurate report delivery


The drill-down transparency of Trade Zoom lets you slice the data any way you want. You can look at your costs and strategies in an almost infinite number of ways with all of the popular computations embedded in the tool from the start.


We also customize the product to each organization, setting up quick-views for questions you want to regularly track. It is particularly adept at revealing trading costs. Here are some questions Trade Zoom can help answer:


  • How much did the price move while we were in the market?
  • How did we trade versus the market?
  • How did we trade based on price-volume considerations?
  • How did portfolio style affect my trading costs?
  • Which brokers provide my organization with superior executions?


Your data can be migrated into Trade Zoom quarterly, monthly, or as soon as next-day (T+1) enabling you to identify and respond immediately to the success and relative costs of your trading strategies.  Within the tool, you can create customized views of your trading data, review the data created by numerous measures, then add filters to zero in on the report or data table that you need.


Trade Zoom is a completely confidential and secure system. We can set tiered access levels for users within your organization. Scores of clients have trusted their trade data with us. You benefit by sharing in the scope of our knowledge and experience, while remaining anonymous at all times.