Nasdaq, Inc. provides trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information and public company services across six continents. The company’s global offerings include trading and clearing across multiple asset classes, access services, data products, financial indexes, capital formation solutions, corporate solutions and market technology products and services. Segments The company manages, operates and provides its products and services in four business segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. Market Services segment This segment includes the company’s equity derivative trading and clearing, cash equity trading, FICC (fixed income, currency and commodities trading and clearing), and access and broker services businesses. The company operates multiple exchanges and other marketplace facilities across various asset classes, including derivatives, commodities, cash equity, debt, structured products and exchange traded products (ETPs). In addition, in some countries where the company operates exchanges, the company provides broker services, clearing, settlement and central depository services. The company’s transaction-based platforms provide market participants with the ability to access, process, display and integrate orders and quotes. The platforms allow the routing and execution of buy and sell orders, as well as the reporting of transactions, providing fee-based revenues. Equity Derivative Trading and Clearing In the U.S., the company operates three options exchanges, such as The NASDAQ Options Market, Nasdaq PHLX and Nasdaq BX Options, for the trading of equity options, exchange traded fund (ETF) options, index options and foreign currency options. The company’s options trading platforms provide trading opportunities to both retail investors, algorithmic trading firms and market makers, who tend to prefer electronic trading, and institutional investors, who typically pursue more complex trading strategies and often trade on the floor. In Europe, the company offers trading in derivatives, such as stock options and futures, index options and futures and fixed-income options and futures. Nasdaq Clearing offers clearing services for fixed-income options and futures, stock options and futures, index options and futures, and interest rate swaps by serving as the central counterparty (CCP). Nasdaq Clearing also operates a clearing service for the resale and repurchase agreement market. Cash Equity Trading In the U.S., the company operates three cash equity exchanges, such as The NASDAQ Stock Market, Nasdaq BX and Nasdaq PSX. The NASDAQ Stock Market is the major single venue of liquidity for trading the U.S.-listed cash equities, matching an average of approximately 15.8% of all U.S. cash equity volume for 2015. In 2015, Nasdaq BX matched an average of approximately 2.0% and Nasdaq PSX matched an average of approximately 1.0% of all U.S. cash equity volume. The company’s U.S. cash equity exchanges offer trading of both NASDAQ-listed and non-NASDAQ-listed securities. Market participants include market makers, broker-dealers, alternative trading systems (ATSs), and registered securities exchanges. In Europe, the company operates exchanges in Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), and Iceland. The Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq Clearing AB, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd, and Nasdaq Iceland hf.) exchanges offer trading in Nordic securities, such as cash equities and depository receipts, warrants, convertibles, rights, fund units, and ETFs. The company’s platform allows the exchanges to share the same trading system, which enables cross-border trading and settlement, cross membership and a single source for Nordic data products. Settlement and registration of cash equity trading takes place in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland through the local central securities depositories. Nasdaq Baltic (Nasdaq Tallinn AS, Nasdaq Riga, AS, and AB Nasdaq Vilnius) operates exchanges in Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), and Vilnius (Lithuania). The company owns Nasdaq Tallin
(NAQ:Stuttgart Stock Exchange)
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New York, NY 10006
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