Who are the participants in modern markets

The structure of the financial markets has changed considerably since the start of automated trading in the 90s. It has been noted many times over recent months that the current market structures are complex and difficult to understand as an outsider. To try to help others understand the structure of todays’ financial markets we have created an infographic which endeavours to explain: the types of participants in modern markets, the trading methods used, and how they’ve evolved, and how all these participants may interact as they send orders to the exchange. The infographic also aims to demonstrate why we believe the concept of a ‘high frequency trading firm’ gives a misleading idea of today’s market structure.



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