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Optiver joins Aquis Exchange as liquidity provider For European stocks

Optiver is pleased to announce that it has become a Member of Aquis Exchange, a leading venue for trading pan-European equities.

As one of the world’s top electronic market makers, Optiver will provide liquidity in pan-European shares on Aquis. In addition to its traditional strengths in listed derivatives, exchange-traded funds and other products, Optiver has built a strong track record trading cash equities, making membership on Aquis a natural next step.

“With over 35 years of experience as a global market maker, we’re excited to join Aquis to provide liquidity in cash equities,” said Andrew Meyer, Head of Cash Equity and ETF Trading at Optiver. “Aquis’ unique trading model is a key draw for investors, helping to create a healthy ecosystem for cash equities in Europe. The exchange’s focus on fair, liquid and transparent markets strongly aligns with Optiver’s mission of improving the markets.”

David Stevens, Chief Revenue Officer of Aquis Exchange, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Optiver to Aquis Exchange. Optiver’s expertise in market making, combined with the unique dynamics of our venue, will further enhance the trading outcomes for our Members.”

About Optiver

Optiver is a global market maker with offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei. Over thirty-five years ago, we started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading liquidity provider, with more than 1,400 employees in offices around the world, united in our commitment to improve the market by competitive pricing, execution and thorough risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world in various financial instruments we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies.

About Aquis

Aquis Exchange PLC and its subsidiaries are an exchange services group, which operate a pan-European cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), a growth and regulated primary market (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develop/license exchange software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).

Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK/Switzerland and in EU27 respectively. Aquis Exchange operates lit and dark order books, covering 16 European markets. For its lit books, Aquis Exchange uses a subscription pricing model which works by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade and does not allow aggressive non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower market impact and signalling risk on Aquis Exchange than other trading venues in Europe.

Aquis Exchange PLC is quoted on the Aquis Stock Exchange and on the Alternative Investment Market of the LSE (AIM) market. For more information, please go to

Contact Details

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Kieran Breheny, Alma PR
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