Our business

Liquidity provider

Flow Traders is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider specialised in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). We are an independent principal trading firm. Our trading desks in Europe, the US and Asia enable us to provide liquidity on all major exchanges, 24 hours a day.

We provide liquidity in thousands of ETP listings, as well as similar financial products, by continuously quoting bid and ask prices on exchanges in all time zones. We also provide liquidity to institutional counterparties off-exchange – see Institutional Trading for more detail. As a result investors benefit from increased liquidity, higher execution quality and lower overall trading costs.

Our liquidity provision contributes to more efficient and transparent financial markets. We are a principal trading firm and do not have clients or offer investment services. We trade for our own account only. Our profits are established by the small differences between the prices at which investors are willing to trade ETPs with us and the prices of the underlying or related financial instruments at which we hedge the resulting exposures. We do not have a directional opinion on the markets and aim to be hedged perfectly and instantaneously.

You can view our video on providing liquidity below.

Specialised in Exchange Traded Products

Exchange Traded Products or ETPs are exchange-listed passive investment vehicles that derive their value from an underlying basket of assets such as shares, bonds, commodities or currencies. Key types of ETPs include Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs).

As a liquidity provider we play a central role in the global ETP ecosystem, trading in ETPs in all underlying asset classes. We trade in thousands of different ETP listings, with trades executed on 97 trading venues in 35 countries around the world. We continuously quote bid and ask prices so that investors can buy and sell ETPs efficiently at any time throughout the trading day.

You can view our video on Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) below.

Our cutting-edge technology

We employ an in-house developed, cutting-edge technology platform which processes vast amounts of real-time information. The platform enables us to quote bids and offers based on the latest prices of underlying or related instruments at all times. 

Risk management is at the heart of our organisation and our risk functions are closely integrated into our platform. Our risk management tools are independent of those of our trading professionals. Our platform is scalable, robust and designed to promote continuous incremental, well-managed improvements over time. Combined with our team's talent and analytical skills, insights and analyses, along with our robust risk management framework, this gives us a substantial edge.