Michael Hawker AM
Macquarie Group and Macquarie Bank
James Hayward
RGL Management Ltd

Alasdair Haynes

Aquis Exchange PLC

London, UK


Aquis Exchange PLC

Alasdair Haynes


Alasdair is the founder and CEO of Aquis Exchange, the pan-European equities trading platform, which has introduced subscription pricing and innovative order types into the marketplace. In addition to operating an FCA-regulated MTF, Aquis develops technology for third parties. Aquis Exchange is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM.

Alasdair is the former CEO of Chi-X Europe and was responsible for growing the business into Europe's largest equities trading platform and into profitability before its sale in late 2011. Prior to that, Alasdair spent 11 years heading up ITG's international business, pioneering the introduction of electronic trading and crossing into the European and Asian marketplaces. Alasdair began his 30 plus-year career in the City with Morgan Grenfell and has held senior positions at a number of investment banks including HSBC and UBS.

Alasdair Haynes’ Newsfeed

20 Mar 2019
Aquis Exchange says Brexit clash could damage stock market

Alasdair Haynes, chief executive of Aquis Exchange, said that a "horror story" could be unfolding for markets. "Is this a land grab? To a certain extent," he told Reuters.

24 Jan 2019
Aquis Exchange launches European business after gaining approval for MTF in France

“We are delighted to have secured an avis favorable from the ACPR and AMF well ahead of Brexit and feel confident that with two MTFs – one in the UK and one within the EU-27 – we are now very well positioned to offer our members an uninterrupted service, whichever form Brexit takes” Aquis Exchange CEO, Alasdair Haynes, commented.

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Alasdair Haynes’ Background

2012 - Present
London, UK
Aquis Exchange is a pan-European cash equities exchange. It is approved and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, to operate as a multilateral trading facility. Aquis Exchange offers trading in securities from 14 European countries and intends to reshape radically the economics of trading by introducing the concept of subscription pricing to the industry.

Alasdair Haynes’ Education

1972 - 1977