ITG Launches PWP Benchmark Algorithm

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NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE:ITG - News), a leading agency broker and financial technology firm, today announced the release of a new algorithm designed to beat the Participation Weighted Price (PWP) benchmark. The PWP benchmark determines the volume weighted-average price of a stock from order start time with a given volume participation rate. PWP complements the traditional VWAP and IS (Implementation Shortfall) benchmarks to offer a better picture of trader performance. Unlike IS benchmarks, PWP takes into account the market conditions during the order execution horizon. Like the other algorithms in ITG's algorithmic suite, the PWP algorithm also offers clients detailed performance reports and robust PWP analytics capabilities.

"PWP is an intuitive and transparent benchmark, which offers a great way to demonstrate the value-add by traders. Many large buy side firms have already adopted this benchmark to evaluate their traders and execution performance" said Hitesh Mittal, ITG's head of Liquidity Management. "Our PWP offering does not simply react to the stock's trading volume; it takes advantage of the opportunistic trading framework of our algorithmic suite, with the overarching goal of enhancing trade performance and beating the PWP benchmark."

The PWP algorithm is available via ITG's award-winning execution management system, Triton®, ITG Channel® and via most major third-party EMS platforms. It is an enhancement to ITG's existing algorithmic offerings, including POSIT Marketplace®, Dynamic Implementation Shortfall, Dark List, Active and Raider. For more information about the PWP algo suite and ITG's other algorithms, visit

About ITG

Investment Technology Group, Inc., is an independent agency broker and financial technology firm that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. A leader in electronic trading since launching the POSIT® crossing network in 1987, ITG takes a consultative approach in delivering the highest quality institutional liquidity and market-leading execution services, measurement tools, and proprietary data. Asset managers rely on ITG's independence, experience, and intellectual capital to help mitigate risk, improve performance, and navigate increasingly complex markets. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on ITG, please visit

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