London Stock Exchange offers post-trade market data and volume discounts for retail investors

Source: London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange Group today announced the launch of a new post-trade market data service to professional users, offering real-time post-trade market data from both the London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana cash markets.

The new, flexible market data offering, which combines order book trade prints and reported 'off book' content, has been designed to develop the availability of high-quality post trade market data in the multi-venue MiFID environment. The choice and flexibility presented by a discrete post-trade data service, at a lower price, should help to foster innovation by commercial aggregators who are already responding to market requirements for consolidated view products.

Commenting on the launch, Jarod Hillman, Head of Real Time Data at London Stock Exchange Group, said:

"This month has seen exchanges across Europe announce their commitment to meet the evolving data requirements of the industry. While we welcome statements by groups such as FESE, which has affirmed its members' intentions to address and deliver post-trade data services towards the end of this year, we feel now is the right time for the London Stock Exchange Group to respond with product-led initiatives, allowing our customers to obtain discrete post-trade data content from the Group's premier price formation venues, covering 40% of the most liquid European blue chips in the Eurotop 100 index."
Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange Group, said:
"We strongly believe the market should be working towards industry-wide arrangements to provide greater transparency by harmonising standards, with the aim of improving data quality and comparability. It is also critical, in a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment such as the European post MiFID marketplace, that exchanges respond effectively to developing market needs - by offering our real-time post-trade data for purchase separately from pre-trade data we are doing just that."

From October 1, professional terminal subscribers will be able to obtain separated real time London Stock Exchange post-trade content for £15 per month with Borsa Italiana available at €4.

Separately, The LSE today announced a volume discount pricct pricing scheme for real time data delivered to the retail investor community. The initiative reaffirms the Exchange's ongoing commitment to increase the availability of order book data to all types of investor. Licensed distributors of the Exchange's real time data will now pay from as little as 20p per month per retail investor, encouraging them to implement cost effective access to real time market data.

Jarod Hillman, Head of Real Time Data at London Stock Exchange Group, said:

"We are committed to the cost effective provision of real time Level 1 content. There is growing private investor appetite for direct access to trading services, as individuals seek to have greater control over their portfolios. We are keen to ensure end users have the easiest and most cost effective access to high-quality real time data to inform their key trading decisions. This volume discount initiative reinforces that commitment."

Level 1 data provides comprehensive information on both pre and post trading activity in all Main Market and AIM quoted securities in real time. Ahead of the new pricing model launch on 1st November 2010, the Exchange will operate an optional 2 month trial to encourage licensed distributers to promote the benefits of real time data to their users.

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