Equiduct launches trading in Exchange Traded Funds for retail investors in Europe

Equiduct launches trading in Exchange Traded Funds for retail investors in Europe

Equiduct will use 436 ETFs and ETPs for trading through Apex

London, 22 September 2021: Equiduct, the pan-European retail exchange, revealed today that it has actually released Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) trading on Apex– Equiduct’s on-exchange Best Execution service with absolutely no trading charges for retail brokers. This is a significant action in allowing access to ETFs for European retail financiers.

In Europe ETFs have actually been less available to retail than in the United States market– 40%United States retail financiers purchase ETFs, compared to just 15-20%in Europe[1] ETFs in Europe are still mainly traded by institutional financiers either by means of ask for quote (RFQ) or non-prescription (OTC), preventing the difficulties of Best Execution with liquidity fragmented throughout numerous markets, a crucial barrier to retail gain access to.

Equiduct, currently understood for its concentrate on ingenious equity trading options for retail financiers, now brings 436 ETFs and ETPs under the umbrella of its special Best Execution service, Apex. These items cover several possession classes and locations, in addition to thematic ETFs and leveraged ETPs from 13 various companies, such as Lyxor ETF and VanEck. The task will be provided in 2 stages: stage one is now cope with over 321 ETFs; stage 2 finishing in early 2022 with an additional 215 ETFs.

This newest launch indicates that more than 4 million retail financiers throughout Europe can now gain access to, on-exchange, pre-trade transparent Best Execution in these ETFs through Equiduct’s zero-commission Apex service.

Wail Azizi, Managing Director & Global Head of Growth at Equiduct stated: “This is a thrilling launch for Equiduct as we continue to broaden while democratising trading for retail financiers who will now have gain access to the most popular ETFs on the marketplace. ETFs can supply simple and economical financial investment chances to the countless retail financiers accessing the marketplace through Equiduct. Challenging the status quo by breaking barriers and bringing exceptional commission-free Best Execution to the retail neighborhood throughout the world belongs to our DNA and we will continue to do so.”

This launch is completely supported by Virtu, a leading international market maker and liquidity service provider. David Furlong, CEO and Head of Trading at Virtu Financial
stated: “Virtu is happy to be dealing with Equiduct to offer trusted liquidity throughout such a wide variety of ETFs. ETFs are a growing trading instrument for the retail market and we’re delighted to be a part of boosting the entire market environment for retail financiers. We are enthusiastic about providing best-in-class execution with every trade, making this a natural extension of our international liquidity offerings.”

Marcello Chelli, European Head of Distribution and Retail at Lyxor ETF commented “We are delighted to see that a substantial variety of Lyxor ETFs on a number of possession classes have actually been picked by Equiduct for this effort focusing on enhancing the gain access to of retail financiers to ETFs throughout Europe. Lyxor has actually made the capability to offer cutting-edge, ingenious and cost-efficient services for retail, intermediaries and IFAs a concern in its item method. “

Martijn Rozemuller, CEO of VanEck Europe stated “Our groundbreaking thematic ETFs, which are currently so popular by means of main markets, now have a brand-new gain access to point through Equiduct. This is an essential action in the developing of ETFs for retail financiers. Now, crucial retail brokers in Europe will have the ability to use distinct ETFs for investing, such as our video gaming and eSports ETF as rapidly as they might play a video game online.”

The complete list of Equiduct’s trading universe can be discovered on our Document Library

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For additional info, please contact:

Laura Serafini at Equiduct

Tel: 44( 0 )7943196 627


Notes to editors

About Equiduct

Equiduct is an ingenious, customer driven pan-European trading place developed to allow retail brokers and institutional customers to attain Best Execution in the most liquid and fragmented money equities and ETFs. Concentrated on offering options for our members in the post MiFID environment, Equiduct has actually established distinct items created to change retail trading which help with order execution versus the pan-European combined order book. Its focus is to guarantee market individuals have the ability to access the very best costs offered in Europe by using an exclusive rate discovery estimation. Equiduct supplies pan-European trading throughout 11 markets covering 16 European heading indices.

In 2019, Equiduct released Apex: a completely transparent, MiFID-compliant, regulated trading service which enables retail orders to carry out versus the pan-European order book and is supported by a swimming pool of Liquidity Providers and active brokers.

In 2020 it reported a total ADV (typical day-to-day volume) of EUR281 m for the last quarter of the year, getting 65%in contrast to the exact same quarter in2019 ADV for 2020 reached EUR283 m, up from EUR149 m in 2019– an 88%boost. By contrast, trading activity throughout Europe’s lit markets grew by just 5%year on year.

Equiduct is a market section of Börse Berlin, a regulated market operator under Article 44 of MiFID II. Börse Berlin is managed by the Competent Authority Senatsverwaltung für Wirtschaft, Energie und Betriebe– Börsenaufsichtsbehörde and involvement in trading is governed by German and European law.

For more details on Equiduct, please check out: www.equiduct.com

About Virtu Financial, Inc.

Virtu is a leading monetary services company that leverages innovative innovation to offer execution services and information, analytics and connection items to its customers and provide liquidity to the worldwide markets. Leveraging its international market making knowledge and facilities, Virtu offers a robust item suite consisting of offerings in execution, liquidity sourcing, analytics and broker-neutral, multi-dealer platforms in workflow innovation. Virtu’s item offerings enable customers to trade on numerous places throughout 50 nations and in numerous property classes, consisting of international equities, ETFs, forex, futures, set earnings and myriad other products. In addition, Virtu’s incorporated, multi-asset analytics platform supplies a variety of pre and post-trade services, information items and compliance tools that customers trust to invest, trade and handle threat throughout international markets.

About Lyxor ETF

Lyxor Asset Management Group (” the Lyxor group”), wholly-owned straight or indirectly by Societe Generale and made up significantly of 2 subsidiaries (1) (2 ), is a European possession management expert, a professional in all financial investment designs, active, passive or alternative. From ETFs to multi-management, with EUR 188.4 billion under management and advisory, Lyxor group produces ingenious financial investment services to fulfill the long-lasting obstacles of sustainable financial investments, with a specific concentrate on the battle versus environment modification. Thanks to its specialists and its engineering custom and research study, Lyxor group integrates look for efficiency and danger management.

( 1) Lyxor Asset Management S.A.S. is authorized by the “Autorité des marchés investors” (French regulator) under the arrangement

# GP98019

( 2) Lyxor International Asset Management S.A.S. is authorized by the “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” (French regulator) under the arrangement # GP04024

Including EUR 21.1 billion Assets under Advisory, equivalent of USD 224.9 billion in possessions under management and advisory (consisting of USD 25.1 billion Assets under Advisory) at the end of July 2021.

VanEck has actually been driven by development and meant smart, prescient financial investment methods since its starting in1955 As a property supervisor, it presently handles some 83 billion United States dollars worldwide, consisting of exchange-traded funds (ETF), active funds and institutional accounts.

With over 90 ETFs around the globe, the financial investment company uses a thorough portfolio covering various sectors, property classes and clever beta methods. VanEck was among the very first possession supervisors to provide financiers access to worldwide markets. It has actually regularly targeted at recognizing brand-new patterns and possession classes, such as gold financial investments in 1968, emerging markets in 1993 and ETFs in 2006, a technique that is still forming the whole financial investment sector today.

Headquartered in New York City, VanEck keeps areas around the world, consisting of workplaces in Frankfurt, Madrid, Zurich, Amsterdam, Sydney and Shanghai.

31 August 2021

For more details about VanEck, go to www.vaneck.com

[1] Source: ETFGI through Financial Times, 28 May 2021, Available at: https://www.ft.com/content/cac1fd5d-d5a5-4e92-9238- f4d062 ae6d3e


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