How can liquidity be improved in the SME segment?

10 Feb 2023

How can liquidity be improved in the SME segment? Blocktrading in SME stocks

Titel: Xetra Trading

Deutsche Börse and SideCaps recently launched a cooperation: The Hamburg-based fintech pools orders from various market participants in the small cap segment on its platform for block transactions and forwards them to Xetra for on-exchange off order-book execution. The model improves access to shares in small and medium-sized companies and seeks to increase liquidity in high-growth small caps, in line with the interests of investors and SME companies. Xetra’s Trade Entry Service (TES) for block trades with central clearing through Eurex Clearing is an integral part of the new SideCaps solution.

Christian Schürlein, Head of Business Development Wholesale at Deutsche Börse Cash Market: “The new SideCaps offering, which is uniquely focused on German small caps, combines seamlessly with our Xetra off-book execution service for block trades and we are glad to support this new solution.”

Julius Krieg, Founder & CEO of SideCaps: “SideCaps is very excited to enable market participants to take advantage of unique liquidity while benefiting from a Xetra off book execution – a perfect symbiosis.”

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