Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L), the exchange services group, which operates the pan-European cash equities trading MTF, Aquis Exchange, has just announced that it has achieved a record market share of 3.17% for continuous trading for the month of August, up from 2.66% the previous month. On 23 August, market share hit an all-time high of 3.49%.
The value of shares traded hit €21.7bn in August, versus €19.2bn in July and average daily volume was up 8.3% on the trailing month. Other highlights include a market share of 4.89% in the top Swiss stocks (SMI 20) and 4.71% in the UK’s FTSE 250.
Aquis Exchange, which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority operates a lit order book for top stocks from 14 European markets. Aquis is unique in not allowing aggressive non-client proprietary trading. As confirmed by independent third-party studies, this means that toxicity and signalling risk are lower on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe.
Alasdair Haynes, CEO of Aquis Exchange, said:
This is an important chapter in the development of the Aquis story. Today’s statistics validate our business model and put us firmly in the top tier of European exchanges. Crucially, this landmark fulfils – well ahead of time – the prediction made at our June IPO that we would achieve 3% market share by the end of 2018. I would like to thank our Members for helping us achieve this target and for their continued support.