Finextra speaks with Steve Grob, director at Fidessa, about the changing state of European exchanges and MTFs.
According to Grob there are a number of reasons why the market does not decamp for MTFs when a major exchange suffers a glitch. However, he adds, those reasons are apt to change. Any central exchange that feels they have a 'divine right' to trade a domestic stock is in for a shock, he says.
Grob also comments on the barriers and benefits of a European consolidated tape. However, any type of consolidated tape will have to wait until Europe agrees on the definition of best execution.