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Leslie Kramer, Contributing Writer
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First Quadrant Works to Be More Technically Savvy and Increase Its Control Over Trades

Nhan Bui eagerly awaits First Quadrant's new order management system and is interested in how the NYSE will work with Reg NMS.

First Quadrant
Nhan Bui
Head Trader

800 East Colorado Blvd.
Suite 900
Pasadena, CA 91101

Assets under management:

$28 billion.

Fund(s) for which you trade:

I trade for and manage all equity funds at First Quadrant.

Types of products traded:

On my desk I trade purely equities, which includes U.S. and European equities. Under that umbrella we trade large cap, mid cap and small cap. We also offer a market-neutral strategy.

Daily volume in equities:

$1.5 million shares.

Structure of trading department:

Our trading desk is divided by strategy, trade size and market between two traders. It's divided that way, but it's not written in stone; we need to cover each other and step in when needed.

Previous Positions:

I worked at Baraban Securities, a small regional retail brokerage firm in Culiver City, Calif., a couple of years prior to joining First Quadrant in 1994.


I have a B.S. in finance from California Polytechnic University.

Vision for the Future

Right now I am interested in seeing how the NYSE hybrid will work with Reg NMS.

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