Block MTF intro

Euronext Block, an MTF powered by Euronext’s multi-market trading platform, Optiq, launched in the summer of 2017 allows participants to trade blocks in a safe environment.

Euronext Block supports both buy-side and sell-side trading communities by bringing liquidity together in a single order book allowing true price discovery as well as enabling potential price improvement.

Today’s equity execution landscape is evolving. As of 3 January 2018, MiFID II has brought about significant changes to the way trades are done in the dark. Broker crossing networks have ceased to exist and the double volume cap mechanism will be applied to both reference price waiver and negotiated trade volumes.

As appetite for block trading continues to grow, Euronext Block will help facilitate block trading by improving liquidity, with a specific focus on small and midcap securities.

Leveraging the same state-of-the-art technology used to operate Euronext’s primary equities markets, the platform supports both conditional and firm orders on over 3,000+ stocks across 15 national European markets.