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Buy-side European cash equity trading trends

In late 2023, Optiver partnered with The Trade to conduct a buy-side survey, with the aim of identifying emerging trends in cash equity trading and market structure.

Our survey included a broad range of respondents in terms of firm type, size and regional coverage. Active asset managers made up roughly one-third of respondents, with private banks accounting for 20%. The vast majority of respondents traded European markets, with 46% also trading in North America and a further 30% trading in Asia. Larger firms were well represented, with a quarter of respondents holding more than $250 billion AUM, alongside a wide spectrum of firms holding less than $50 billion in assets.

Click below to see what responses from 225 buy-side traders revealed.

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