Industry Updates

Spectrum Markets debuts ETFs on trading venue

Some 1,757 ETFs available

Lauren Gibbons

Nicky Maan Spectrum

Multilateral trading facility (MTF) Spectrum Markets has expanded its product range to include over 1,700 ETFs from 30 issuers as the firm “responds to demand” from retail investors.

Of the 1,757 ETFs, the firm has selected the most ETFs from BlackRock at 393 followed by Amundi (267) and DWS (248).

The ETFs include equity, fixed income and commodity exposures.

German market maker ICF Bank AG will provide liquidity for the ETFs and the range will be accessible in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland and Finland.

Spectrum Markets is an on-trading venue open for 24 hours five days a week, meaning retail investors can trade via their broker around the clock.

Spectrum Markets has seen 35% and 40% of trading occur outside of traditional market hours.

Nicky Maan (pictured), CEO of Spectrum Markets, said “ETFs are one of the most exciting product classes right now, and so Spectrum is pleased we were able to instantly respond to meet this demand.”

Lars Lautenschläger, managing director at ICF BANK AG, added: “With an increasing appetite for liquidity pools across Europe, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Spectrum and expand our business beyond Germany and enter into the wider European markets in the near future.”

Germany remains the largest retail ETF market in Europe, driven by the rapid uptake of ETF savings plans.

Research conducted by BlackRock and extraETF found that there will be 32 million ETF savings plans executed on a monthly basis across Europe by 2028, rising from 7.6 million in September 2023.

The French retail market has also seen an accelerated uptake of ETFs this year, with ETF transactions hitting one million for the first time in Q1.

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