About a-team Marketing Services
The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Briefs

Appital Announces Substantial Growth in Platform Liquidity and User Base

Subscribe to our newsletter

Appital, the equity markets technology solution vendor, has reported a significant increase in both its user base and liquidity, with liquidity on its platform surging to $800 million notional in November alone, compared to the $200 million recorded between August 2022 and August 2023, prior to the company launching Appital Insights, its liquidity access tool, in September 2023. The expansion of Appital’s client base is partly attributed to integrations with major EMS providers such as Flextrade, Portware from Factset, TS Imagine, Virtu Financial’s Triton EMS, and Bloomberg. These integrations seamlessly incorporate Appital’s liquidity opportunities and bookbuilding functions into clients’ existing trading systems, enabling effective participation in large size market opportunities.

Matt Jefford, Appital’s Head of Liquidity Solutions, commented: “We see a significant liquidity disconnect in the industry at the moment, as a result of three distinct trends. Firstly, we have witnessed a decline in block liquidity on traditional LIS venues, as the average fill size is down to a very small amount of approximately EUR 20,000.  This is, in part, due to the sellside being involved in those venues. Secondly, we see large volumes pushed into closing auctions; and thirdly, it has also become clear that the banks’ appetite to make prices in small and mid-cap stocks has gone down significantly. These factors have led to a reluctance from buyside traders to enter full orders into traditional matching venues. If they need to sell 20 million, but their first fill is 20,000, everyone knows they want to do more. And this is why they are increasingly using Appital; we are a buyside only venue and firms can be confident in finding the other side of a deal without slippage or information leakage.”

Subscribe to our newsletter

Related content


Recorded Webinar: Unlock the Future of European Equities & Trading Technology: 2024 and Beyond!

In a world where the financial landscape is perpetually evolving, 2023 has brought widespread discussions around liquidity, regulatory shifts in the EU and UK, and advancements like the consolidated tape in Europe. For the year ahead in 2024, the European market is poised for transformative changes that will influence the future of trading technology and...


How Should Stock Analysts Use Prompts for ChatGPT?

Daniel Philps, Head of Rothko Investment Strategies and Co-Leader of Machine Learning at the Gillmore Centre for Financial Technology at Warwick Business School. 2023, termed Generative AI’s ‘breakout year,’ has seen generative AI techniques continually advancing, researchers are exploring new applications and pushing the boundaries of what can be generated. The latest annual McKinsey Global...


AI in Capital Markets Summit London

The AI in Capital Markets Summit will explore current and emerging trends in AI, the potential of Generative AI and LLMs and how AI can be applied for efficiencies and business value across a number of use cases, in the front and back office of financial institutions. The agenda will explore the risks and challenges of adopting AI and the foundational technologies and data management capabilities that underpin successful deployment.


ESG Handbook 2023

The ESG Handbook 2023 edition is the essential guide to everything you need to know about ESG and how to manage requirements if you work in financial data and technology. Download your free copy to understand: What ESG Covers: The scope and definition of ESG Regulations: The evolution of global regulations, especially in the UK...