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RNS Number : 9489A Aquis Exchange PLC 08 February 2022
8 February 2022
Aquis Exchange PLC
("Aquis" or the "Group")
Aquis Technologies partners with Investre
Partnership to enable 100% cloud-native exchange, with launch planned for 2022
Aquis Technologies, the exchange software licensing arm of Aquis Exchange PLC,
is pleased to announce a partnership with the neo-exchange for value-driven
investment funds, Investre.
Investre is building an exchange where retail customers can buy and sell
values-driven investment funds-either direct from the asset manager on the
primary market, or by trading with other users through an auction process on
the secondary market.
Aquis is providing the technology to power the secondary market, by supplying
a fully outsourced technology model to Investre consisting of its
award-winning Aquis Matching Engine, its Aquis Market Surveillance product, as
well as ongoing operational support to the business. The duration of the
contract will be three years, and the value of the contact will not be
The partnership will allow for the trading of tokenised, actively managed
funds, namely UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable
Securities) funds, with launch planned for 2022.
This partnership is a significant milestone for Investre, the fintech behind
Founder and CEO of Investre Georges Bock explained:
"Our vision is to have tokenised funds traded online and, one day, to trade
24/7. That means that retail customers will be able to buy actively managed
funds when they want, at a known price, for the first time ever. This will
significantly lower the cost of investing and reduce barriers to entry."
"To make this happen, we need a best-in-class order matching system so that
the trading can take place: this is where Aquis comes in. They've been
providing trading systems to marketplaces for 8 years now and their technology
is the perfect fit for our vision. We're delighted to be moving forward with
them as a key partner for the future of Investre, and the future of asset
Investre's vision goes beyond online trading. Its digital marketplace is built
on the blockchain, so that assets can be fully tokenized to reduce costs and
cut down on transaction fees. The marketplace will also be the only online
platform where retail customers can trade sustainable funds that are aligned
with their values.
Adrian Ip, Director of Aquis Technologies Sales at Aquis, also welcomed the
"We are delighted to have been chosen by Investre to power its new exchange.
This is a great initiative for the funds market, and we are particularly proud
to be producing the first EU-regulated totally cloud native exchange for
retail investors. For too long the retail market has been cut out of the loop,
but Investre's blockchain approach is a great way to bring the end user
directly into the market."
Aquis Exchange PLC +44 (0) 7768 078 110
Belinda Keheyan, Head of Marketing
Alma PR (Financial PR Adviser) Tel: +44 (0)20 3405 0209
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Notes to Editors
About Aquis Exchange PLC
Aquis Exchange PLC is an exchange services group, which operates pan-European
cash equities trading businesses (Aquis Exchange), growth and regulated
primary markets (Aquis Stock Exchange/AQSE) and develops/licenses exchange
software to third parties (Aquis Technologies).
Aquis Exchange is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct
Authority and France's Autorité des Marchés Financiers to operate
Multilateral Trading Facility businesses in the UK/Switzerland and in EU27
respectively. Aquis operates lit order books and does not allow aggressive
non-client proprietary trading, which has resulted in lower market impact and
signalling risk on Aquis than other trading venues in Europe. According to
independent studies, trades on Aquis are less likely to lead to price movement
than on other lit markets. Aquis uses a subscription pricing model which works
by charging users according to the message traffic they generate, rather than
a percentage of the value of each stock that they trade.
Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a stock market providing primary and secondary
markets for equity and debt products. It is authorised as a Recognised
Investment Exchange, which allows it to operate a regulated listings venue.
The AQSE Growth Market is divided into two segments 'Access' and 'Apex', with
different levels of admission criteria. The Access market focuses on earlier
stage growth companies, while Apex is the intended market for larger, more
Aquis Technologies is the software and technology division of Aquis Exchange
PLC. It creates and licenses cutting-edge, cost-effective matching engine and
trade surveillance technology for banks, brokers, investment firms and
Aquis Exchange PLC (AQX.L) is listed on the Alternative Investment Market of
the LSE (AIM) market. For more information, please go to www.aquis.eu
Investre is building the world's first neo-exchange for tokenized
values-driven investment funds, with a focus on UCITS.
We want to create a future where the experience of investing is so good that
first-time retail investors fall in love. We believe that everyone should be
able to invest, even with small amounts of money.
By building our exchange on-chain, we reduce the cost of distribution and make
investing more affordable.
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