- The average growth rate of securitised derivatives traded in 2020 was 18% (MoM).
- In Q4 2020 170 million securitised derivatives were traded, marking a new high and an almost tenfold increase compared to Q4 2019.
- The average share of out-of-hours trading in 2020 (i.e. 1730-0900) was 38.7%.
Spectrum Markets has reported figures for its first full calendar year of trading, which reveal a strong performance in 2020 with a total of 431 million securitised derivatives traded and 1,535,016 executed trades. The average growth rate of securitised derivatives traded in 2020 was 18% (MoM). On an annual basis, the average share of out-of-hours trading (i.e. 1730-0900) was 38.7%.
The breakdown of trading volume of securitised derivatives is as follows: 85.7% is attributable to indices, 8.7% to FX and 5.6% to commodities. The top traded underlyings were the OMX with a share of 21.5%, followed by the S&P (21.3%) and the DAX (20.4%).
Despite the global economic uncertainty in 2020, Spectrum Markets grew significantly. The business started strongly in Q1 2020 with a plus of 250% in trading volume compared to Q4 2019, the first full quarter of trading. The trading volume continued to increase in every quarter. In Q2 2020 alone it rose by 63%. In Q4 2020, Spectrum Markets achieved an almost tenfold increase in its trading volume compared to Q4 2019.
Nicky Maan, CEO of Spectrum Markets, said: “2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging years in history, both economically and socially. At the same time, it also marks the first full calendar year of Spectrum Markets’ history. I am very proud of how we as an organisation have handled the ever-changing situation.
“We started in 2019 with the aim of disrupting the world of securitised derivatives trading, with a clear focus on ensuring no compromises were made when it came to the needs and requirements of modern retail investors. We have proven that reliability and innovation can go hand in hand, as is seen through our rapid growth throughout the last year. We expect to continue the same level of success in 2021 – a year in which we will continuously improve our offering for issuers, market makers as well as for brokers and their retail investors. In addition, we are looking forward to welcoming new members onto our venue.”
Source: Spectrum Markets
The figures for Q4 2020 are: 170 million securitised derivatives were traded and thus marking a new high with an increase of 66% over Q3 2020. Also, a new high was reached in executed trades, at 528,512 trades, an increase of 36% over Q3 2020. The share of out-of-hours trading in Q4 2020 was at 38%, almost the same level as in Q3 2020 at 37.3%.
In December, 48 million securitised derivatives were traded. The share of out-of-hours trading in December was 37.2%.
The breakdown of trading volume of securitised derivatives is as follows: 79.7% is attributable to indices (November: 88.3%), 13.3% to FX (November: 8.1%) and 7% to commodities (November: 3.6%). The top traded underlyings were OMX with a share of 25.1%, followed by the S&P 500 (19.8%) and the DAX (17%). All 21 underlyings have been traded in December (overview).
Spectrum Markets is a pan-European marketplace where retail investors can invest in structured products via their brokers. From its launch, trading has been available in the following countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium.
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