Exchanges
CCPs
CSDs
Banks
Brokers
Buy-Side
Sell-Side
High Frequency
Private Equity
Trading
Clearing
Settlement
Regulation
MTFs
ECNs
Blockchain
Equities
Fixed Income
FX
Market Structure Partners is a specialist, independent, strategic advisory firm. We advise clients about how the continuous cycle of technology evolution, changes in regulation, emerging competition and adaptation of behaviour impact underlying capital markets infrastructure all over the world.
Our Focus Areas

Benchmarking

We are internationally recognized for benchmarking of trading, clearing and settlement service models, costs and pricing across global financial markets. We have an excellent knowledge of global regulation as well as an understanding of underlying local market characteristics in multiple different markets that helps put our benchmarking into appropriate context.

Market Intelligence

We provide specialist market intelligence for investors in capital markets infrastructure firms. Our knowledge of market dynamics provides a basis for both asset managers and private equity firms to make more informed decisions. Our network of contacts across the industry also allows us to undertake focused pre and post acquisition due diligence to help investors assess the risks and opportunities that may arise from an investment.

Strategic advisory

We offer unbiased and independent insight into global capital market structure and help clients navigate and plan for change across the life cycle of trading, clearing and settlement in multiple asset classes. We offer advice to established organisations facing difficult headwinds as well as to new entrants wishing to take advantage of new opportunities. We often work on projects with multiple stakeholders and are experienced consortium managers.

Our Consultancy

Our work spans internationally, with clients and projects across Europe, Australia, Middle East, Asia and North America.

We provide a breadth of consultancy services to a broad range of market participants, such as trading platforms, investment brokers, clearing houses, central depositories, data vendors and technology firms. See examples of our international projects on the map below:

Learn more about what we do.

Our Reports

Market Structure Partners provides tailor made reports for clients. We are particularly strong in benchmarking markets and services across the globe and providing context of different market structure models.

We aim to deliver meaningful yet understandable reports, offering industry insights based on extensive experience, interviews and research.

Examples of our publicly available reports are available here.

Our Latest Report
QUANTIFYING THE FUTURE: Investment Recommendations Go Digital
msp-report-front-cover-web How will technology and regulation impact the future of investment management, and how will it impact buy and sell-side relationships? Executive Summary & Report >>
Latest Press & Commentary
Featured Press
VIDEO INTERVIEW: TIM Group
TIM Video Niki Beattie talks about the future for the buy and sell side due to regulatory and technological change following the publication of the MSP report "Quantifying the Future: Investment Recommendations Go Digital". Executive Summary & Report >>
As the markets evolve, so do we

Market Structure is always evolving and is destined to change substantially as technological innovation and regulation re-shape it. Market Structure Partners can help you understand the unknown and often presents on the Future of Markets. Read more about some of the areas we expect to dominate financial regulation in the coming months and years, such as Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding.