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Hopes of «turning point» in European equities and navigating the rising concentration at the close

Paul Squires, head of trading for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific markets (EMEA and APAC) at Invesco, discusses the main events that could influence trading activity this week and provides his take on the liquidity conditions across European equities.

He provides his views on the «dearth» of primary market issuance seen in European equities in the last few years but says some positive signs are starting to emerge from the initial public offering and M&A space. The Association for Financial Markets in Europe published its Q1 Equities Primary Markets and Trading report which showed an increase of 387% year on year of public listings in Europe.

Squires also discusses why he believes there is a growing concentration of trading activity at the close and whether it is diminishing intraday liquidity.

Finally, the head of EMEA and APAC equities trading provides his perspective on the debate around shortening trading hours in Europe and whether it would make a material impact on liquidity across the region.

06.05.2024


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