Trade directly with your broker or look to a system that consolidates multiple quotes? There are benefits to each approach, but as things get more electronic in the OTC markets (with or without new derivatives regulations) this question will be front and center for many. My comments:
“It is important to have an individual brand and storefront that keeps active customers engaged,” says Kevin McPartland, senior analyst at Tabb Group. Because “sometimes if I know I want a Mac rather than a PC, it’s easier to go to the Apple store.” The latter is analogous to a buy-side customer seeking a specific trade or pricing online from one longtime or trusted bank counterparty.