Exclusive extracts from this 66-page-long report:
- Who are the key players?
Stock exchanges are key actors of the financial services industry and play a key role in providing market participants with liquidity, market transparency and risk-reduction. The world's leading stock exchanges are characterised by high degrees of vertical integration and diversified activities in the financial services market. Major players are, at one and the same time, regulated markets for securities trading, clearing houses, payment intermediaries, and central securities depositories. [...]
Groups analysed in this report include: ICE, NASDAQ, CME, Deutsche Börse, LSE Group, HKEx, Japan Exchange Group, BM&F Bovespa, Euronext and TMX Group.
- What are the players' strategies?
A major focus for Nasdaq has been the exploration and initial development of exchange infrastructure solutions based on blockchain technology. While the group is still evaluating the potential of blockchain across several exchange-related applications, it has already incorporated blockchain in its recently launched Nasdaq Financial Framework. Additionally, Nasdaq has entered a partnership with Digital Reasoning in the area of compliance and surveillance technology. […]
- What are the players' key growth and profitability drivers?
Through acquisitions, LSE Group enhanced its geographical footprint, in particular in the strategically-important US market. Business-wise, Europe's largest stock exchange by market capitalisation strengthened its position in core activities (capital markets, post-trade services and technology) and added significant capabilities in market data services. Looking forward, LSE Group also aims at expanding the scale of its activities through a planned merger with Deutsche Börse, though antitrust concerns and political issues have made the deal less certain. [...]