We partner with our clients to plan for the future and to design, develop & deliver tailor made strategies across the trading lifecycle.

Market Structure Partners is an independent consulting firm specialising solely in global capital markets structure.

We aim to deliver real benefit to society through the work we do by ensuring that, as a niche specialist, we deliver valuable but non-biased advice with the utmost integrity to help develop capital markets.

How We Help

Our specialist insight of financial market structure, technology and practical knowledge provides our clients with an unmatched understanding of the infrastructure that underpins the capital markets; the participants, the providers and regulatory issues. Our network has extensive global reach through the many contacts we have built up over the years. This enables us to gather targeted and accurate information that we understand, as well as to gain insight into different capital market structures across the world.

Who We Work With

We work at both a strategic and a project implementation level and help market participants to understand the dynamics and on-going evolution of the environment in which they work. Since the company’s inception 11 years ago, clients have included some of the world’s leading investment banks, exchanges, regulators, alternative trading platforms, clearing houses, central depositories, data vendors and technology firms across the globe.

We are particularly specialist at benchmarking services and costs across different markets whilst understanding the context and nuances of market structure evolution in each market.

Our Origins and Philosophy

Founded in 2008 by Niki Beattie [biography], one of Europe’s leading experts in financial market structure, the firm has quickly gained a reputation for its authoritative views and insight into the issues being faced by the industry.

Our philosophy is that nothing beats practical experience and unbiased market intelligence.  Our knowledge and expertise are derived from many years of experience at financial institutions, working in various aspects of the financial lifecycle across a range of industry sectors including the derivative, equity and bond markets.

Our Structure: London-Based with a Global Presence

Market Structure Partners is based in London but operates an associate network model with a small number of specialist consultants across four continents (US, Europe, Asia and Australia) that are selected for their practical knowledge and insight. We value our independence, integrity and partnerships. This model allows us to have the flexibility to provide our clients with the best and most relevant experts who are qualified to understand, provide quality advice and produce meaningful results. It also means we minimise our carbon footprint by reducing office space and optimising use of technology. Therefore, many team members are subcontractors working as together as a team under the Market Structure Partners brand. Most of us have worked together on different projects for more than 11 years.

We have an extensive geographical reach beyond the main European markets with specialist knowledge of emerging markets, particularly in Eastern Europe, Russia, The Middle East and Africa.

Market Structure Partners Limited, formerly known as The Market Structure Practice, is incorporated in the UK under the Companies Act 1985.