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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

10 Sep 2018
Aquis Exchange To Set Up Paris Venue In Preparation For Brexit

Alasdair Haynes, CEO of Aquis Exchange, said..."When Brexit happens, Aquis Exchange will be well positioned to continue its operations in both the UK and across the EU with minimum disruption to Members...”

06 Sep 2018
Hedge Week
Aquis Technologies to power new Archax institutional crypto exchange

Alasdair Haynes, CEO of Aquis Exchange, says: “We have been approached by many firms wanting to use our technology in the crypto space. The Archax team, however, bring the extensive experience from traditional regulated markets that we believe is needed to launch a successful crypto exchange for institutional use and we and very pleased to be working with them.”

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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