The tools used to trade arbitrage and relative value strategies have evolved significantly alongside the proliferation of electronic trading. How does Refinitiv’s robust product suite help identify and capture market opportunities?
- Spread (pairs) trading requires a comprehensive end-to-end trading solution, beginning with pre-trade idea generation.
- Traders need to be aware of rapidly changing market events that could affect their spreads.
- Refinitiv’s product suite offers a powerful equities and futures spread trading application augmented by pre- and intra-trade tools to identify market opportunities.
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In this example, we’ll review the workflow for a risk arbitrage spread trade:
- On 8 July 2020, The Allstate Corporation (ALL) announced that it would acquire National General Holdings (NGHC) for $4bn in cash with an offer price of $34.50 per share. The deal closure date is 21 March 2021.
Here, let’s review a typical workflow using Refinitiv Eikon and Refinitiv REDI EMS:
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