Spectrum Markets celebrates record month and quarter

  • Over 200m securitised derivatives traded in Q1 2021
  • 245% increase on same period in 2020
  • March 2021 was also a record month for Spectrum

Spectrum Markets, the pan-European trading venue for securitised derivatives, announced the first quarter of 2021 has set a new record for the firm, with 207 million securitised derivatives traded, up 22% on the previous quarter. The number of securitised derivatives traded was 245% higher than the same quarter in 2020, underlining the strong growth Spectrum is achieving as its business matures.

In March, a total of 71.8 million securitised derivatives were traded on the venue, an increase of 9% on the previous month, also representing a monthly record for Spectrum.

Indices continued to be the most popular underlying, representing 87.6% of product volumes in March. The OMX 30, DAX 30 and S&P 500 saw the highest demand, representing 25.7%, 16.5% and 16.4% respectively of securitised derivatives traded that month. "It’s promising to announce another record month and quarter for Spectrum; these numbers show how far we have come as a business in a relatively short space of time, and reflect the clear demand from retail investors for a modern, flexible and low-cost trading venue. I now see us in a strong position to build on this foundation for further expansion by way of partners and members on a Pan-EU level,” explains Michael Hall, Head of Business Development at Spectrum Markets.

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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