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What we do

Market makers are mathematicians, technologists, data scientists, operations experts and researchers who harness the latest trading technologies to serve a unique role in European financial markets.

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What is Market Making?

Watch our industry leaders introducing what market making is and how society benefits from our presence.

What we do

Market makers play an active and additive role in Europe’s financial markets.

By providing liquidity to investors where it may not be readily available, we help to create fair prices that benefit all investors. From banks and asset managers to regular savers and pension holders.

Market makers embrace innovative technologies that can help us respond to market needs. 

We are always actively present in financial markets, so that those who rely on us can better manage their investments and risks.  

By adding diversity and competition to Europe’s financial markets, market makers help other market participants to achieve their goals quickly and at the best price so that businesses, governments and citizens can thrive. 

82%
of asset managers see liquidity providers as an important part of the market eco-structure.
82%

“Available evidence shows that market making may have several beneficial effects on markets.”

– FIA EPTA Report: Liquidity
in times of covid
Vanguard estimates that the shift from to today’s automated market structure reduces trading costs for institutional investors by
35-60%
“Transaction costs have fallen for both retail and institutional traders, mostly due to changes in trading market structure which are related closely to the development of market making.”
– FIA EPTA Report: Liquidity
in times of covid

Our Impact

Governments & economies

We help economies grow and flourish by enabling listed companies to raise capital and by creating cohesion across EU capital markets.

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Supporting the green recovery & transition

We play an active role in supporting the green transition by enabling and shaping the growth of sustainable finance.

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International financial systems (governance)

We help maintain stable and resilient financial markets through a strong commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.

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Institutional & retail investors

We enable investment managers to adjust their portfolios, pursue their trading and investment strategies, and manage their risk at low cost and with ease.

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Businesses

We help to create a market environment where businesses can grow through IPOs, corporate bonds and new products.

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Who we are

We are market makers | The people behind the algorithms. The innovators behind the code.

We are experienced | We started out as traders on the floors of the stock exchanges
in New York, Paris and London.
We are innovators | We saw an opportunity to bring new benefits to financial markets through digital innovation
We are agile | We recognised we could act faster than traditional financial services firms.
We are additive | By providing liquidity, greater diversity and competition
we help to create fairer prices for all.
We are progressive | We only trade our own capital, which means we’re entrepreneurial and forward-looking.

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