Block Trading

Structure block trades, perform due diligence, bid on block trades, and finalise transactions



Competency Area

Investment and Financial Management


Structure block trades to minimise any negative impact

Determine the timing for execution of transactions

Ability to identify trading points

Ability to determine factors affecting negatively and mitigate actions accordingly

Manage impact on market volume, liquidity, price discovery and customer protection

Structure block trades between bought deals, non-risk deals and back- stopped deals

Collect bids and/or participate in bidding

Perform due diligence on block trades

Finalise block trade transactions by reviewing purchase agreements

Establish good relationships with customers

Participate in bidding based on knowledge of the market dynamics of the industry or of the relevant stock

Review purchase agreements

Make announcements on finalised transactions before markets re-open