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Our philosophy is that nothing beats practical experience and being able to understand our clients’ perspective.
Market Structure Partners’ clients have included some of the world’s leading investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading platforms, CCPs, CSDs, policy makers and regulators. We also advise algorithmic trading firms, asset managers, private equity firms and hedge funds.
We are discreet and safeguard client confidentiality to maintain trust and integrity at all times. Your outcomes are important to us and we are delighted to have received the following feedback from our clients:
We offer unbiased and independent insight into global capital market structure.
Our specialist insight of financial market structure 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 team has first hand experience of the technological aspects of the industry and the key drivers for change.
Our knowledge and expertise is derived from many years of experience in senior management positions in both buy and sell side firms. Since inception we have managed a broad spectrum of assignments. Typical examples of the work we undertake include:
- New trading or trading platform entities setup
- Preparing and securing regulatory approvals
- Appropriate hires for staffing
- Securing third party providers and vendors
- Securing design and support for technology development
- Advice on issues
- Proposed enhancements for regulators and exchanges
Harnessing Market Structure Partners’ expertise enables our clients to make informed decisions that can lead to real change in the future of financial markets.
Case Study 1: International Cost Benchmark Review (October 2014)
MSP independently benchmarked the costs of trading, clearing and settlement in 18 different global markets against costs in Australia. The report was commissioned by 10 market participants in preparation for a consultation about the possibility of allowing competition in clearing in Australia. The report provided context of different market structures and detail around clearing and risk management models.
The report contributed to a decision made in 2016 to allow competition in clearing in Australia. Read more on this and download the report here.
Case Study 2: European Commission Study on improving the market performance of business information services regarding listed SMEs
MSP was the lead financial markets expert in a consortium that was selected to provide an evidence-oriented study based on substantive field research in addition to desk research. The study analysed the industry for the provision of commercial business information services and followed the sequence of:
- Literature review
- Data collection and analysis including 5 cases studies across UK, France, Czech Republic, Australia and Sweden
- Assessment of industry competitiveness and market performance
- Analysis of regulatory and other framework conditions
- Scenario building and policy recommendations.
The final report was published and can be read here.