I bet you thought I was talking about Europe's sovereign debt issue but no, I'm talking about the average trade size for equities trading across Europe having just received some fascinating data from the Federation
of European Securities Exchanges (FESE).
The data shows a considerable change in the
European equities markets over the past four years.
What the figures show is that the value per trade has been shrinking massively, thanks to high frequency trading and market volatility.
In 2008, the average daily trade on all European exchanges
was for €19,000. Today, it’s just €7,900
per trade, and decreasing at a CAGR of 20%.
Even more interesting is the impact of the Multilateral
Trading Facilities (MTFs), with BATS Chi-X trashing the market rising from an
average daily turnover of €2.6 billion per day in 2008 to €7.9 billion today
(it was €9.5 billion daily last year).
Turquoise has also seen an increase, from €200 million a
day in 2008 to €1.6 billion a day today (€1.9 billion last year).
Who’s the loser?
LSE Group, NASDAQ and SIX Swiss Exchange who have seen
their daily turnover halve from a combined €28.2 billion per day in 2008 to
just €15.2 billion today.
If you’re into this stuff, here’s the spreadsheet
Download FESE numbers (thanks to Diana Chan at EuroCCP for sending over).
Equally, if you’re into this stuff, you may want to come
to the next Clearing & Settlement Working Group plenary meeting on 11th
December at the offices of Kemp Little, 138 Cheapside (near St Paul’s).
The agenda is currently being firmed up, but will
- The Risk, Regulation, Infrastructures and
Technology Subject Groups updating on progress to date;
- A special keynote from Mark Davies Vice
President, Data Business Development, DTCC, who will cover the LEI story to
date, DTCC's CICI utility, FSB progress and the next steps on global LEI
- Details of the CAS-WG’s special and new partnership
with the A-Team;
and a few other surprises.
Attendance is free so come along (just register here).