Aquis Exchange, the pan-European equities trading exchange, has completed its first day of live operations, executing trades in all three of the markets available at launch.
Aquis Exchange, which has introduced subscription pricing to European equities trading, saw several members participate on launch day and trades were executed in a range of blue chip stocks from the UK, France and the Netherlands.
Aquis Exchange chief executive Alasdair Haynes (pictured) says: “It has taken us 13 months from announcing the concept of Aquis Exchange to going live. We are very pleased to have built a highly performant platform, gained regulatory approval and now actually launched in this relatively short period of time. Crucially, we have attracted support from a wide range of market participants and have a very strong Member pipeline. The challenge for us now is to work on building up liquidity so we can bring the much needed competition and growth to the European equities space.”