Trading Venues

European trading venues risk war over tick sizes

Multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) and exchanges are on the verge of igniting a tick size war that could decrease market efficiency and prove detrimental to investors searching for liquidity in European stocks.

European equity trading rally continues – Thomson Reuters

Trading activity in Europe’s equity markets continued to pick up in April, with total turnover across exchanges and multilateral trading facilities increasing 15.6% to €1.31 trillion, according the latest market share report from data provider Thomson Reuters.

Acceptance of MTFs key to handling exchange outages

The European trading community must factor the liquidity won by multilateral trading facilities into trading strategies and indices to enable continuous trading during an exchange outage.

Trading revives in European equity market

European equity trading activity showed signs of stabilising in March, with turnover increasing by 11% from February to just over €1.1 trillion, according to the latest market share report from Thomson Reuters, which includes delayed trades for the first time.

MTFs gaining ground on primary exchanges – Cheuvreux

Multilateral trading facilities (MTFs) have captured around a quarter of trading in European stocks and now provide a viable alternative to primary exchanges, according to new research from broker CA Cheuvreux.

Chi-X picks up market share despite Europe-wide dip

Chi-X Europe suffered a fall in Q1 2009 activity compared with the previous quarter, in line with a global slump of equity trading volumes, but the pan-European multilateral trading facility (MTF), also reported strong growth between March and February.

ITG crossing network reaches into new markets

Agency broker and technology provider ITG said its POSIT crossing network can execute trades in equities from the Czech Republic, Hungary and South Africa.