Commission Management

Commission Management 2017-06-05T19:42:21+00:00

Chris Arrix
Managing Director, Head of Commission Management Services & Electronic Trading

Chris Arrix is the Head of Commission Management Services and Electronic Trading and also oversees the firm’s client connectivity and vendors initiatives. Before joining MKM Partners in 2013 as the Head of Electronic Sales, Chris spent seven years as an electronic trading and sales executive for J.P. Morgan. He also spent an additional twelve years in the financial services industry in senior sales and management roles. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1990.

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MKM’s Commission Management Service offers a comprehensive, intelligent and efficient approach to CCA’s, Soft Dollars and CSA’s, leaving more time for our clients to focus on what matters most, fund performance. MKM’s priority is to eliminate the conflict that occurs between obtaining “best execution” and the need to pay for quality research. Our platform streamlines the administrative process, and our “client first” approach is what separates us from our competitors.

Highlights of the MKM Partners Commission Management platform include:

  • Convenience – Generate CCA/CSA commission credits by trading with MKM’s high touch cash equities desk, equity derivatives, international equities, low touch electronic DMA/algorithmic and program trading desk.
  • Best Execution – Obtain high quality research and brokerage related services while conducting trades purely from a “best execution” perspective.
  • Budget Management – Manage your entire Commission Management budget with MKM’s no-cost, state of the art, web-based technology.
  • Pinpoint Control – Clients can access real-time research commission balances, trade detail and monthly statements, and control the payment process all through a single web-interface.
  • Support – Our dedicated client service and support team works with clients, from set up and documentation to everyday maintenance.
  • Compliant Approach – Deep industry experience helps us to manage all aspects of SEC 28(e) compliance and we provide guidance on any 28(e) related matter.
  • Aggregation – Our virtual aggregation, broker-neutral approach empowers clients to manage their Commission Management business across multiple brokers.
  • Core Business – Commission Management is a very meaningful business for MKM Partners and is an important part of our Global firm-wide suite of services. Our goal each day is to provide maximum value for every commission management share traded.
  • Risk Management – As an agency broker, MKM Partners is not distracted nor exposed to the risks of proprietary trading, making MKM an ideal partner for Commission Management business.
  • Choice – We facilitate arrangements with most any research provider which includes a substantial list of brokers, independent research providers and other vendors globally.
MKM’s commitment to Commission Management Services is proudly on display each day and our business approach is how we earn customer loyalty.

For more information, contact Chris Arrix, Managing Director, Head of Commission Management Services at (203) 355-3462 or Steve Messina, President & Co-Founder at (203) 861-9060.