Outsourced Trading

Our trading team will work to understand your
key objectives and improve your execution.

Global trading services

With expertise across all market sectors and asset classes, Linear’s trading team will work with you to understand your key objectives and help improve your execution quality. Our service helps separate Portfolio Management from Trading, offers dealing cover as required and is supported with the latest technology for Middle and Back Office Management.

Our Team
At Linear we offer a highly experienced dealing team, with an average of fifteen years’ experience, with a certain bias towards Buy Side. Our team of six will bring market knowledge to become your one point of call to the market place. Ultimately ensuring best execution with only your best interests in mind, they will work with you throughout International market hours to offer advice and market direction as required, working with the utmost discretion and anonymity at all times.

What we offer
A full comprehensive coverage during International market hours to inform Portfolio Managers on market commentary, pertinent information on their portfolio holdings and receive improved quality of execution, that they would otherwise expect from an in house dealing team.

Outsourcing to the Linear trading team, will give access to a wide network of market counterparties, multi-lateral trading facilities (MTFs) and all recognised and available dark pools of liquidity to aid the process of achieving best execution with minimal market impact. DMA can also be offered as an alternative to care order execution if preferred. We have an automated system for handling Commission Sharing Arrangements (CSAs) which enables continuity for any preferred broker research.

Why Outsource?
Outsourcing will save on the fixed costs associated with creating an in-house dealing desk. These costs are now becoming increasingly more prohibitive, as the fast approaching changes in regulation from, MiFID II, ESMA and AIFMD are likely to stretch in house resources and budgets.

Financing the ever changing technology, as new systems become standard requirements for in house dealing, makes a strong case for the whole outsourcing process. Alternatively our services can help the more established Managers with back-up to their in house desks, for sickness and holiday cover and generally unforeseen circumstances.

Why Linear?

Linear provides Order Management Solutions to sit alongside the Outsourced Trading Service. Investment Managers can elect to use existing solutions interfacing with our broadly compatible trading system or choose a preferred system that Linear will be able to licence and install on their behalf, as part of the offering package. Part of the Linear package includes additional systems for pre and post trade analytics, screening for mandate risks ( i.e. UCIT’s compliance) and solutions for compliant provision of preferred research.


Latest Dealing Technologies
Linear use the latest dealing technologies, along with improved process control, to enhance the overall client service.

Best Execution
Trades are executed efficiently, through our professional, dynamic dealing desk – adding value from the ‘coal-face’ of the investment process. Linear are able to provide a level of service at least equal to that expected from an in house desk. We seek best execution at all times, trading on an agency basis with no proprietary positions.

Our flexible, agency dealing service is able to provide on-going consultation and real-time transparency as we execute, if required, without the staffing and infrastructure costs of an in house desk.

Professional Team
Our professional dealing team will utilise their skills, integrity, technology and know-how to cleanly and anonymously execute your business, your way – adding value between the market place and investor.

Each member of our team has many years of market experience with a wide network of professional contacts. All are highly skilled with excellent reputations in their fields.

Peace of Mind
PM’s will be able to go about their day to day business of implementing their investment strategy knowing that their dealing instructions are in safe hands while at the same time offering a cost effective solution for both execution, settlement and clearing requirements.

Please contact us for further information and to arrange an introductory meeting to discuss the service further.

Richard Lilley
Sales & Client Relationships

Direct: +44 (0) 203 603 9827

Paul Walker-Duncalf
Trading Operations & Client Relationships

Direct: +44 (0) 203 051 7222