Nomura teams up with Tradition to launch ETF trading platform

Nomura has joined with inter-dealer broker Tradition to launch a platform that enables trading of ETFs based on net asset value.

The platform, named Navesis-ETF, creates “a common market place that will transform the current creation and redemption process, allowing market participants to fulfil NAV-based ETF orders in real-time, transparently, and at competitive prices,” says Navesis-ETF.

Navesis-ETF is an open-architecture platform available to all qualifying market participants, and is live now. Nomura and Tradition say it is the first of its kind. 

Rupert Hodges, managing director, TFS Derivatives, at Tradition, said: “Navesis-ETF represents an important step-change in the future of ETF trading. It has been developed in conjunction with Nomura to specifically tackle market inefficiencies and we believe it will help to grow liquidity, increase transparency, and be seen as a positive industry initiative ahead of regulatory reform on both sides of the Atlantic.

“This initiative is completely in line with the Tradition’s global strategy of developing platforms and solutions with our core client base, designed to enhance liquidity, transparency and efficiency. Navesis-ETF demonstrates great technical innovation in a climate of regulatory change.”

Lee Burrows, head of Delta One, EMEA at Nomura, added: “The ETF industry has enjoyed a rapid ascent over the past 10 years, but structural inefficiencies have meant that the market has not reached its true potential. As leaders in liquidity management, and as a large player in the ETF market, we know from first-hand experience that Navesis-ETF fulfils the desires of participants and regulators. This is the first of its kind to market and will be a leading provider in the space. We expect this to become the primary market place for ETF trading.”

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