The FINANCIAL -- Euronext on August 25 announced record trading volumes on its markets on 24 August 2015.
On Euronext cash markets over 550 million orders were managed, strongly exceeding the previous record set in January 2015 by 22%. With 4,478,154 transactions, a new record was achieved, an increase of +16% compared to the previous one on 9 August 2011.
On the derivatives markets, including the commodity markets, 217 million orders were managed, a record since Euronext’s IPO in June 20141. 1,515,232 contracts were traded, the highest since 16 December 2014. Euronext’s internal system managed more than 668 million theoretical price updates (more than 2.5 times the normal average daily amount) throughout the day ensuring the best possible investor protection, according to Euronext.
Lee Hodgkinson, Head of Markets and Global Sales, said, “Yesterday was an exceptional day for trading across all Euronext markets and was our most active day since January 2008. Our trading infrastructure and supervisory teams performed exceptionally well to maintain fair and orderly markets in the face of such intense market activity, underlining the benefits to investors of regulated, transparent and centrally cleared markets.”