Freimark Blair & Company, Inc. (FBLC) is a FINRA regulated institutional broker-dealer founded in 1982 by Donald Freimark and Richard Blair. Headquartered on the US east coast, Freimark Blair services a diverse and global institutional investor client base, maintaining execution facilities in both debt and equity instruments in developed, emerging and select frontier markets around the globe. Through its affiliation with Trans-National Research (TNR), Freimark Blair provides the trading platform for which clients can express their opinions formed by macroeconomic and political research provided through various TNR sources.
Freimark Blair & Company’s Fixed Income Trading Group has developed a strong base of international buy-side trading clients by providing a unique mix of anonymity, cross-driven trading strategies and an extended network of global EM counter parties. All of the axes presented from the desk are driven by the flow of other institutional clients looking to utilize the desk’s global execution capability. Freimark Blair has built a strong reputation for excellence in managing large working orders in less liquid issues requiring discreet strategies, and we have become known by our clients for the professionalism that they seek in their execution; particularly in the thin volatile issues that often characterize these markets.
The Equity Trading Group trades on an agency basis and has execution capabilities on most of the major world-wide exchanges via Direct Market Access or utilizing our coverage from a network of local counter parties, while always handling and monitoring the orders from our desk for best execution and anonymity. It has developed a particularly valuable niche service in handling clients’ less liquid ADR and foreign local orders. Attentive, effective and discreet order management –alongside FIX capabilities– allow Freimark Blair to provide for [an] order routing destination for its institutional clients.
Freimark Blair & Company is continuing to grow its trading capacity in local markets and has a dedicated overnight presence to facilitate and expand the execution of client orders in products which trade more readily outside of regular U.S. hours.
Through more than 30 years of visiting financial capitals and emerging markets around the globe, Freimark Blair & Company has built an indispensable network of local and regional banks and dealers which provide the desk with timely and local market color, access and execution capability. The equity and fixed-income desks’ networks and technical expertise coupled with TNR’s uncompromisingly independent macro research provide Freimark Blair clients with a critical advantage in today’s unforgiving markets.