Spectrum Markets becomes new main sponsor of ZertifikateAwards

  • Agreement underlines the increasingly important position of the MTF
  • Securitised certificates are becoming more sought after by investors
  • Nearly one billion securitised derivatives have been traded on Spectrum since launch

Frankfurt, 02.09.2021 - Spectrum Markets, the pan-European trading venue for securitised derivatives, has announced a new partnership with DZB Media which sees it become a main sponsor of the prestigious ZertifikateAwards.

The agreement covers an initial three-year period, starting with the 2020/2021 awards which will be held in November. Spectrum will be one of three main sponsors, alongside Börse Frankfurt and Börse Stuttgart.

The ZertifikateAwards are the leading awards recognising the best providers and products in the German certificates market. While the public awards are decided in an online poll, the jury awards are based on the independent judgment of around 30 journalists, product decision makers and asset managers, as well as representatives from academia and consulting companies.

Winners are awarded by the B2B investment publication Der Zertifikateberater and the news channel ntv, now with the support of three important trading venues for securitised derivatives.

"We are very excited about this new partnership and about Spectrum Markets' support of the ZertifikateAwards as an additional main sponsor", said Tobias Kramer, Managing Partner, DZB Media. "The ZertifikateAwards play an important role in our industry’s efforts to educate investors about how certificates work, and to highlight the best product providers once a year."

Spectrum Markets, which gives single access to nine European markets since October 2019, uses a unique, open system and offers extended trading hours up to 24/5.

"The partnership with DZB is a significant milestone for us, not only because it demonstrates how far we have come as a business since launching in 2019, but also for the way it underlines our ambitions across Europe for the years ahead," explains Nicky Maan, Spectrum Markets CEO.

"We see our trading volume increase every month, and our billionth securitised derivative traded is only weeks away, but we’re not resting on our laurels. We continue to innovate, to welcome new partners and introduce fresh products to the venue, as this is what will drive our growth in the long term."

Spectrum Markets' new approach ensures that clients can combine the security and transparency of a regulated trading platform with attractive conditions and strong liquidity. As a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) regulated by the German financial regulator BaFin, the new trading platform is more focused, cost-efficient and faster.

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. 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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