Equity Trading

A Leader in the Markets Driving Our Economy

Our global equities trading team successfully combines and delivers decades of experience and product expertise. 


Lance Lonergan
Head of Global Equity Execution

On August 2, 2019, Piper Sandler Companies acquired Weeden & Co., L.P., one of the industry’s most highly ranked institutional equities trading firms. The combination builds a market-leading equities business.

Best Execution

Our strategic approach to trading has resulted in industry leading capabilities across several key functions. According to Greenwich Associates, our execution team ranks first in multiple categories for the fifteenth straight year, including minimizing market impact, advising on implementation strategy, and efficient trade settlement.

Unconflicted Model

Piper Sandler does not employ a proprietary trading department. We are 100% focused on the institutional client and providing the highest quality service and trade execution attainable. When implementing execution strategies, our trading interests are completely aligned with those of our clients’, allowing us to serve as a true strategic partner, and never a competitor.


Our business is defined by our substantial investments in proprietary tools, dark pool connections and algorithms, which increase efficiencies and enhance our high-touch services with advanced low-touch implementation strategies and technology.

Our established and ongoing success as a top rated equities execution provider is greatly helped by our commitment to developing and utilizing internally developed technology solutions. Proprietary OMS and EMS platforms, reliable and dynamic connectivity functionality, and a customizable algorithmic product suite, all serve to complement our high-touch service and enhance our ability to analyze and deliver best execution in real-time.