Head of Investment Bank and UK Technology, UBS
As a key part of the structural shift from active to passive investing, Dennis Dijkstra’s fintech, Flow Traders — a tech-enabled liquidity provider of exchange traded products (ETPs) — is helping to make trading and investing more efficient.
“Because we are always present in the markets, retail and institutional investors can always manage their investments whatever the market circumstances,” he says. “This makes investing cheaper as well as safer.”
Having accurate data is crucial for market players, especially in a volatile market like the one brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. And because Flow Traders is committed to always providing prices to the market, it can help absorb sudden surges in trading. That, in turn, stabilizes markets and reduces volatility.
“As was evident during the exceptional market circumstances experienced in the first quarter of this year, the prices we provide in volatile markets helps ensure that these financial markets keep functioning under all circumstances,” Dijkstra says.
The Amsterdam-based executive is ambitious and aims to expand his company’s geographic coverage beyond Europe, as well as to expand trade coverage into other asset classes such as foreign exchange, fixed income, and crypto currencies.
“I hope that my work means that financial markets become more efficient, accessible, fair and transparent for the benefit of all participants,” he adds.