London Stock Exchange’s RFQ 2.0 will revolutionise the ETF trading landscape, offering auto-complete RFQ functionality with an innovative order book sweep and direct central counterparty clearing (CCP) links, all under one exchange. It helps investors achieve better execution outcomes by accessing different types of liquidity instantly and in one place. The CCP links support operational efficiency as post-trade processes become more important in response to the impending Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR).
How does it work?
- Access RFQ 2.0 using your existing London Stock Exchange order book connectivity. The functionality allows execution directly on London Stock Exchange’s main market, achieving a “best full fill price” in a fully automated environment.
- A tailored conditions-based execution model fits neatly into brokers’ “execution offering”. ETF investors will choose “London Stock Exchange RFQ” order routing via the normal equity execution channels.
- Auto-complete has simplified RFQ trading, turning the multi-click model into a ‘one click’ “send & trade” approach. By not limiting the request to just RFQ responses, RFQ 2.0 can improve on the risk price and trade against lit & hidden liquidity on the order book – achieving a better execution price.
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