IFS's LiquidMetrix includes Quote MTF in Battlemap of European Exchanges

First Published 29th March 2011

LiquidMetrix to demonstrate liquidity quality from Quote MTF

Christian Bower, commercial director, Quote MTF

Christian Bower, commercial director, Quote MTF

"Europe's fragmented equities trading landscape offers significant opportunities for proactive, forward-thinking trading firms."

Quote MTF the lit trading venue for European equities, and Intelligent Financial Systems (IFS), the historical and real-time market data analysis solutions provider, have announced that from the April 4th liquidity launch date, IFS's LiquidMetrix will provide statistical coverage of Quote MTF's order book in its analysis of European trading venues. Trading firms can use the LiquidMetrix service to assess and capitalise on the opportunities presented by the introduction of this new trading venue into Europe's fragmented equities landscape.

Sabine Toulson, managing director, Intelligent Financial Systems, comments: "The LiquidMetrix Market Quality Battlemaps give detailed breakdowns of traded shares, spreads, depths and other statistical comparisons showing the relative performances of European Exchanges. Especially crucial for Quote MTF in its initial launch phase, the data will demonstrate the quality of liquidity, such as how frequently Quote MTF offers the best price. This will support decisions of when and how to interact with it."

Christian Bower, commercial director, Quote MTF, comments: "Europe's fragmented equities trading landscape offers significant opportunities for proactive, forward-thinking trading firms. With the right tools, buy- and sell-side institutions are equipped to identify opportunities for price improvement and optimise engagement where additional trading liquidity exist. Whilst Quote MTF may not boast the highest market share in these early days, we are confident that the quality of liquidity will prove highly attractive to market participants, who now use more analytical and sophisticated techniques to evaluate market opportunity. LiquidMetrix will provide the independent evidence to substantiate these well-founded beliefs."

Toulson continues: "We will also include Quote MTF's new lit liquidity into our Best Execution / TCA products. Users can see on a trade-by-trade basis whenever Quote MTF might offer a better price than the venues they currently trade on, and importantly, the total price improvement they might achieve if they tapped into Quote MTFs order books."

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