This is an interesting piece on how institutions rather than corporates are now looking at block trades. Essentially as HFT took hold of the market institutions were finding it harder to get set with decent positions without moving the market. According to this article the value of institutional block trades far exceeds corporate activity for the team at UBS. (VIEW LINK)
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