Institutional Agency Trading

At Academy Securities, we offer research sales and sales trading agency execution services to institutional clients including corporations, mutual funds, hedge funds, endowments, foundations, state agencies, registered investment advisors and pension funds.

Developing strong, deep partnerships with our clients is what sets us apart and enables Academy Securities to execute more effectively on our clients’ behalf. At Academy there is NO: proprietary trading, shopping of orders, payment for order flow, and information leakage. The environment we have created enables us to become an extension of our clients’ trading desks, providing clients with the best possible execution, outcomes, and ultimately the best returns.

We are large enough to accommodate any trading strategy or technology requirements, but small enough to be nimble in response to our clients’ needs. All executions are done in house; we alone control the quality of every execution.

Our priority – client satisfaction. Our focus – superior execution, competitive commissions, unparalleled client service. Let us help you improve performance with superior execution.

Equity & Fixed Income

Academy Securities maintains equity trading desks in New York, Chicago, San Diego and Chapel Hill.

We offer 24-hour agency execution to institutional clients for:

  • US Equities
  • International Equities
  • ETFs
  • Indices
  • Convertible Securities
  • Fixed Income
  • Municipal Securities
 We also offer
  • Portfolio Transition Services
  • Program / Portfolio Trading
  • Block Trading
  • Corporate Stock Buyback Services
  • Total market access to on and off exchange liquidity
  • Timely portfolio news and market updates
  • Benchmark / VWAP trading
  • FIX –enabled order connections to client OMS
  • Liquidity sourcing, benchmarking and participation algorithms
  • Anonymous access across all markets, ECNs and Dark Pools
  • Pre-trade estimates and post trade analysis tools against standard and custom benchmarks
  • Post-trade order routing detail

At Academy Securities, our culture operates as a tight-knit team for the benefit of our clients. All traders learn to actively listen to their clients with a focus on understanding client expectations while developing the optimal trading strategy for each respective client. We are then able to respond with the expertise necessary to most effectively manage our clients’ trades. Our passion is client execution, which translates to getting the best price on each order for each client.

Technology and Clearing

Clearing
Academy Securities uses RBC Correspondent Services to clear US domestic securities. To facilitate the efficient clearing and settlement of orders, we have access to Alert and OASYS and offer FlexTrade enabled connections to our clients’ order management systems (OMS). Academy Securities experienced back office ensures any client requests are addressed promptly.

Technology
Academy Securities utilizes the most advanced order execution platforms available. We ensure that our systems are venue neutral enabling us to instantaneously sweep all the major exchanges, ECNs and Dark Pools in order to find liquidity at the best available prices. Our combination of technology and trading skill ensures not only best execution, but truly superior execution for our clients.

We continually make significant technology investments in order to better serve our clients. We offer:

  • Liquidity sourcing, benchmarking and participation algorithms
  • Anonymous access to all major exchanges, ECNs and Dark Pools
  • Venue neutral execution
  • FlexTrade enabled order connection to client OMS
  • Algorithmic, Program and Pairs Trading
  • Importing and exporting data files
  • Real time P&L and Risk Monitoring
  • Pre-trade estimates and post-trade analysis against custom benchmarks
  • Post-trade detail on order routing
  • Complete confidentiality of order flow