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Shifts in Trading Venues?

Technological acceleration puts more pressure on the market, with more and more operators developing their clearing and settlement platforms, in search of processes simplification and cheaper trading costs.

In the US stock market, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of the New York stock exchange (NYSE), has confirmed the acquisition of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX), thus ending the only regional securities market that still operated independently in the USA.

Also in Chicago, but in this case concerning Europe, the most important futures trader in the United States, CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), that controls trading with futures on US treasury bonds, has acquired its English rival NEX.

NEX is a British Fintech that develops platforms to operate with derivative products in currencies and public debt. This purchase creates a global giant in the futures and derivatives market.

We are living a moment in which investors demand lower trading costs and more efficient risk management. 

Terry Duffy, CEO of CME explained regarding the purchase of his British rival NEX.

In Europe, Euronext, the Pan-European stock exchange based in Amsterdam, has announced the purchase of the entire Dublin Stock Exchange, in a strategic move in the post-Brexit era.

Euronext incorporates Dublin to its long list of stock exchanges, which already included Paris, Amsterdam, the Brussels Stock Exchange, Lisbon and Oporto in Portugal and the LIFFE (London International Financial Futures).