The Provider of ALIGNED Buy-Side Trading Desks

ALIGNED | Former Heads of Trading | Highly Experienced | Multiple Trading Desks | Focus on Best Execution

Well beyond "outsourced" --

We provide a fully staffed Buy-Side Trading Desk aligned with each Manager's needs at no fixed expense to your firm

We are ALIGNED with YOUR strategy and best interests. We focus on Best Execution, with no typical sell-side conflicts of interest.

Dalzell Trading knows that every basis point of performance matters. Whether augmenting your current trading desk, or fully outsourcing the desk, our aim is to improve your performance & reduce your expenses.

Specializing in Options and Equity trading, our three trading desks (Philadelphia, State College, & a new Boston location coming soon) currently have the capacity to on-board Funds and Managers.

We are former Heads of Trading from BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Wainright, Schneider Capital, Oppenheimer & Bear Stearns.

We have experienced virtually all trading environments including Black Monday, the dot-com crash, financial crisis, protecting from HFT, & the present environment.

YOUR Dalzell Trading team will have no junior traders.

Our Experience:

  • >20 Years each
  • >50 Managers covered
  • Top 15% TCA
  • Best Execution
  • One Focus = YOU/Best Execution

Acting as your buy-side desk, we customize our relationship to suit YOUR investment process.

Take advantage of our flexible approach to expand your reach, gain access to our team of traders, a larger broker network, proprietary trading strategies, TCA, & CSA all provided at our expense.

Leading Technology, Partners, & Collaborators

Current Technology Solutions and Seamless Integration for our Clients

Dalzell Trading strives to utilize best in class technology and provide value-added partnerships with firms aiming to help our clients grow.  We have chosen technology solutions and partners that have the flexibility to work efficiently and seamlessly with each of our clients’ systems. Our technology infrastructure includes LiquidityBook's Outsourced Trading OMS, Eikon Market Analytics and Redi+ EMS, Westminster CSA Aggregation, Instinet Plazma Commission Management, and InfoHedge Technologies IT Support. Partnerships include firms assisting with asset gathering, distribution, media, and independent research.

Dalzell Mission Statement

WE ARE a company that was founded to solve our clients' complex trading issues
and provide unique solutions for each client.
We will strive every day to be a team of winners working on behalf of our clients.
Our company will be ethical, trustworthy and treat everyone with respect.
Our commitment to excellence every day in every aspect of our business
drives us to perform at the highest level for the clients of DALZELL TRADING.


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