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UK Equity Market

This course describes the profound changes to the structure of the UK equity market in recent times, including the impact that regulations such as MiFID have had on a market that was once completely dominated by the London Stock Exchange.

 

The growth in off-exchange venues such as dark pools is discussed in detail, as well as automated and high frequency trading (HFT) and the potential problems that such trading activity can have in the equity markets.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Outline the growth and development of the London Stock Exchange from its roots in the late 20th century to the major international stock market it is today.

    Describe the changes to the structure of the UK equity market in recent years and the impact that regulation and enhanced trading technology have had on the way investors interact and trade within the market.

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: London Stock Exchange

    History & Development of Equity Trading in the UK

    o 17th and 18th Century: trading at ‘Jonathans Coffee House’

    o 19th Century: First Regulated Exchange

    o 20th Century: Big Bang, Alternative Investment Market (AIM), SETS Trading System

    o 21st Century: From TradElect to Millennium Exchange, MiFiD, and Alternative

    Trading Venues

    London Stock Exchange Markets

    o Main Market

    o Alternative Investment Market (AIM)

    o Professional Securities Market (PSM)

    o Specialist Fund Market (SFM)

    Topic 2: Market Structure & Development

    Impact of MiFID on Equity Market Structure

    o Emergence of Multilateral Trading Facilities (MTFs)

    Dark Liquidity

    Accessing the Market: Changing investor Preference’s

    Growth in Automated Trading

    o Algorithmic Trading

    o High Frequency Trading (HFT)

    Flash & Mini-Flash Crashes

    Expected Future Developments

    o MiFID II & Organized Trading Facilities (OFTs)

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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