Providing clients with visibility into order handling settings and preferences
Barclays has begun onboarding US clients to SPECS, a new online portal that allows clients to easily view, verify and request changes to their order handling settings with the firm’s Equities business.
Accessible through Barclays’ institutional client portal, Barclays Live, SPECS provides a consolidated view of a client’s settings in an easily accessible and easy to use format. With SPECS, clients can view, attest to or request changes to their specific profile directly in the online portal, with only a few clicks.
A typical SPECS “profile” will include market access settings, settings for Barclays’ two ATSs (LX and DirectEx), and venue preferences. The portal will consolidate notifications, announcements of product updates, and alerts on any changes to their settings. Clients can also request a printable report of their profile settings.