What are the different types of trading venue?

October 12, 2017
  • A “Regulated Market” or “RM” is a multilateral system operated and/or managed by a market operator, which brings together or facilitates the bringing together of multiple third-party buying and selling interests in financial instruments in accordance with non-discretionary rules
  • A “Multilateral Trading Facility” or “MTF” is a multilateral system operated by an investment firm or a market operator, which brings together multiple third-party buying and selling interests in financial instruments in in accordance with non-discretionary rules
  • An “Organised Trading Facility” or “OTF” means a multilateral system which is not a regulated market or an MTF and in which multiple third-party buying and selling interests in bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances or derivatives are able to interact in the system in a way that results in a contract. Unlike RMs and MTFs, operators of an OTF have some discretion in execution.