Trade Ideas Limited (TIL) was founded in 2005 and is owned by five of the world’s leading investment banks - Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley - to provide the world's only "vendor neutral" technology hub for the distribution of trade ideas between investment banks and brokers and their institutional clients.
Since its launch usage of the service has grown enormously. Internationally it now has hundreds of participant organisations with access to the service and is importantly, aligned to MiFID II best practise.
On the buy-side users range from systematic hedge funds through to traditional long-only money managers. Contributor firms inputting ideas range from “bulge bracket” brokers with hundreds of idea authors operating globally, through to niche specialists and regional experts with just a handful of authors.
As an industry-owned company TIL understands that two things are of particular importance to market participants. Firstly, the nature of the broker – client relationship and secondly the value of the intellectual property inherent in trade ideas. Consequently, maintaining confidentiality is a key principle for TIL, as is the commitment not to use the underlying trade idea data created by brokers in any way, other than to route them to clients.
TIL does not and will not analyse, aggregate or publish derived broker data in any way. As a broker you can be confident that your data is secure and as a fund manager you are assured that the ideas you receive were sent specifically for your consumption and analysis.
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