Block Event is a disruptive equities trading venue that enables institutional and sophisticated investors to transact blocks of equities.   It combines the best of human trading experience with technology to source and transact liquidity in size, while minimising information leakage.

Key points

  • Block only, developed in 2014, commenced trading AU equities in Q1 2016.
  • Average trade size $1.6 million, largest trade to date $30 million.
  • Ability to intermediate, drawing on experienced traders, to match orders.
  • Actionable IOIs solve frustrations endured by traders for decades.
  • Only APAC venue to connect the whole block trading market – buyside, sophisticated investors, exchanges and brokers (no HFT).
  • Expect to launch Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia and Philippines trading in Q3 2016.