Tradeweb European listed ETF platform sees increase in institutional trading of ETFs

Tradeweb writes that activity on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace showed no signs of slowing down in June, as notional volume surpassed EUR23 billion for the second time on record.

The month also marked the end of the platform’s second best-performing quarter since launch, with more than EUR62 billion executed in the April-June period.
Adriano Pace (pictured), head of equities (Europe) at Tradeweb, says: “Institutional trading of ETFs continues to grow on Tradeweb, as demonstrated by the 101 per cent increase in European ETF average daily volumes year-over-year. Platform features such as automated trading, which now accounts for one third of our total flow in Europe, help clients reduce operational risk and focus on larger sized trades.”
Fixed income and commodity ETFs saw net buying in June, with ‘buys’ outstripping ‘sells’ by four and two percentage points respectively. In contrast, equity-based instruments were mostly sold, while overall activity in the asset class beat the previous12-month rolling average by three percentage points at 65 per cent of the entire flow.

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