Tradeweb reports solid but weaker trade volumes in April

May 9th, 2018 | By | Category: ETF and Index News

Trading activity on Tradeweb‘s European-listed ETF marketplace remained solid in April with total traded volume at €16.7 billion. This was, however, down on the €18bn, €24bn and €20bn recorded in March, February and January respectively.

Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb.

Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb.

36.6% of transactions were processed via Tradeweb’s Automated Intelligent Execution tool (AiEX).

The proportion of trade enquiries resulting in completed transactions remained high at 94%, a demonstration that institutional clients are receiving strong pricing.

ETF volume breakdown

All ETF asset classes saw net buying in April. Equity-based products accounted for 67% of the total platform flow, while activity in commodity ETFs also increased to 6%, as a proportion of the overall traded volume.

Europe Equities narrowly beat its North America counterpart to emerge as the month’s most heavily-traded ETF category.

Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb, said: “Against a backdrop of solid earnings results and higher oil prices, April saw the return of the equity ETF buyer, reversing the sell-off that took hold of the market in the two preceding months.”

Tradeweb Volume Top ten ETFs by traded volume

The Xtrackers MSCI World Swap UCITS ETF was the most actively-traded fund on the platform for the third consecutive month. In second place, the PIMCO Euro Short Maturity Source UCITS ETF returned to the top ten after last holding the top spot in December 2017.

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