Demand for greater competition between derivatives exchanges has been strengthened by the Covid-19 crisis, a whitepaper by Acuiti has found.
The whitepaper, Execution, clearing and competition in a post-Covid world, was produced in partnership with CurveGlobal Markets and based on a survey of 88 senior executives from across the global derivatives market.
The study found that 79% of respondents were in favour of greater competition between exchanges with 31% saying they are more in favour as a result of the crisis.
Outside the US options market, where the market structure of multiple execution venues connecting to a single clearinghouse enables choice for execution, competition in listed derivatives markets has historically been weak.
The whitepaper explores the reasons behind this and asks what needs to change for greater competition in listed derivatives to be realised.