Spectrum Markets: Q4 trading volumes up 52% year-on-year

  • 259 million securitised derivatives traded in Q4 2021 compared to 171 million in Q4 2020
  • Most traded underlyings were DAX 40, NASDAQ 100 and OMX 30
  • Q4 2021 was Spectrum’s highest ever in terms of trading volume

Spectrum Markets, the pan-European trading venue for securitised derivatives, has released its latest Quarterly Business Update, revealing continued positive momentum as its business matures.

Fourth-quarter trading volume grew by 52% year-on-year. 259 million securitised derivatives were traded on the exchange from October to December, compared to 171 million during the same period the previous year, underlining the firm’s continued strong growth.

During the quarter Spectrum also hit the milestone of trading more than 100 million securitised derivatives in a single month, with volumes passing 106 million in November and activity associated with the single-equity turbo warrants launched in September continues to grow.

“Notching up another record quarter has been a really great way to end the year, and underlines the strength of our growth ambitions in 2022 and beyond,” explains Nicky Maan, Spectrum Markets CEO. “I’m particularly pleased that we’re still seeing a lot more active retail traders, but also that the size and frequency of trades with us is increasing, as current market dynamics continue to create interesting investment opportunities.”

“We have some big announcements coming up this year, so we are really looking forward to building on what we have achieved so far and taking Spectrum Markets forwards into the next phase of its evolution.”

During Q4 2021, 35.8% of individual trades took place outside of traditional hours (i.e. between 17:30 and 9:00 CET). 83.8% of this activity was on indices, 8.8% on currency pairs, 5.9% on commodities, and 1.5% on equities, with the most traded underlyings being DAX 40 (21.7%), NASDAQ 100 (21.4%) and OMX 30 (14.7%).

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About Spectrum Markets
Spectrum Markets is the trading name of Spectrum MTF Operator GmbH. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, it is a pan-European trading venue for securitised derivatives aimed at financial institutions and their retail investors. Since launch, trading has been available in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland and Finland.

Regulated by BaFin and MiFID II compliant, the exchange uses a uniquely open architecture system to allow investors to trade with increased choice, control and stability. Through its pan-European ISIN, 24/5 trading services and its own proprietary venue, Spectrum enables a guaranteed baseline level of liquidity over a range of products and is able to swiftly and safely match a significant number of orders and process multiple quotes every second.

Further information can be found at spectrum-markets.com

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