Our policies

Order Execution Policy

Charles Stanley maintains an Order Execution Policy which is designed to ensure that we take sufficient steps to ensure that we achieve “Best Execution” for you, which means obtaining the best possible results for you when carrying out transactions on your behalf, sometimes referred to as “Executing your Orders”. Charles Stanley and Charles Stanley Direct have separate order execution policies because Charles Stanley clients have access to a greater number of markets and security types than clients of Charles Stanley Direct. Comprehensive summaries of those policies are accessible at the links below together with information about the range of execution venues we use.

Order Execution Summaries

Charles Stanley and Charles Stanley Direct have separate order execution policies because Charles Stanley clients have access to a greater number of markets and security types than clients of Charles Stanley Direct. Comprehensive summaries of those policies are accessible at the links below together with information about the range of execution venues we use.

Execution Venues

Good client outcomes have always been a priority for Charles Stanley. Order execution is something we have always striven to do well, and we go to great lengths to ensure we meet our obligations when executing client orders. We understand that clients rely on us to protect their interests in relation to pricing and other parameters of a transaction. We use a large network of traditional market counterparties and embrace new execution venues and methods of dealing where we believe these can improve our execution performance. Our dealing team works in accordance with our Order Execution Policy and there is rigorous oversight of their activities.

Order Execution Quality

In accordance with MIFID legislation, on an annual basis, we publish an assessment of the overall quality of the execution obtained for our clients as well as a public summary of our top five execution venues, in terms of trading volumes. Information is provided for each class of financial instrument.

Order Execution Quality Reports and Data 2020

Order Execution Quality Reports and Data 2019