Tradeweb and Plato Bring RFQ Model to Cash Equities

Partnership will see the launch of quoting for block orders in the first phase, with more planned over coming years.

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Tradeweb, one of the pioneers of the request-for-quote (RFQ) system in electronic fixed income, and a significant consortium of buy- and sell-side firms, the Plato Partnership, have joined forces to bring a new way of trading equities to European markets, amid significant shifts in market structure brought about by sweeping new rules in the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II).

The two firms will be releasing Tradeweb Plato eBlock, a platform for trading large-in-scale

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