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What we do

With trading hubs in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney, IMC is among the world’s leading market makers. As a technology-driven trading firm we provide liquidity on more than 100 trading venues across the globe, combining market knowledge with innovative advanced technology, to provide competitive pricing for all market participants across a variety of asset classes.  Our European ETF desk leverages this advanced knowledge and deep liquidity to offer competitive pricing to qualified counterparties and lead market making services for ETF issuers.

Why trade with us

Cutting edge technology is at the heart of everything we do. We utilise this to make our operation more efficient, leading to tighter bid-offer spreads in all market conditions, and allowing for a scalable set up.

  • As a global market maker we have long-standing relationships with the best-regulated trading venues, trading a variety of asset classes, including Options, Equities, ETFs and Futures. Making markets is in our DNA.
  • As a reliable partner we manage risk at every level of the business. We dedicate significant resources to maintaining and enhancing our proprietary trading software and systems. We work closely with regulators and clearing houses to support fair and transparent markets, and reliable settlement. Our risk management allows us to facilitate larger trade sizes.
  • We offer competitive bid-offer spreads, achieving a high win-rate on RFQ trades.
  • With our automated systems we are able to respond immediately to all requests.
  • We trade on a principal to principal basis and do not charge commissions.
  • We are an experienced seed and listing partner.

Frequently asked questions

IMC trades multiple asset classes on multiple trading venues. Combining our technology with a centralised risk book makes the most of the synergies in our futures and options trading, and therefore allows us to quote tight bid and ask spreads. With a 29% on-exchange market share and high RFQ win-rate we believe we can add value to your business.

Our focus has previously been on-screen trading. With ETF institutional trading moving more to bilateral trading venues such as Bloomberg, Tradweb and RFQHub, we saw an opportunity to use our significant technological and market expertise to offer competitive pricing direct to counterparties.

As we are able to combine our European futures, equities, options and ETF trading into a centralised risk book we can offer competitive quotes in European equity ETFs, and this is where our initial focus has been. We have now expanded into the main US and Japan indicies and commodities, and we are looking at expanding in more products.

We focus on markets where we have the most expertise and will expand into other markets when we can offer significant value in these markets.

All professional market participants can trade directly with us using Bloomberg chat, and multiple MTFs including Tradeweb, Bloomberg and RFQ Hub. Alternatively check if your executing bank or broker dealer is connected to us. We are also an ELP Systematic Internaliser.

We have over 30 years of market making experience and significant expertise providing lead market making services to ETF issuers. Our best-in-class technology allows us to provide consistent and reliable pricing in all market conditions. We work with ETF issuers to provide the solution that fits them.

You can find the Terms and Conditions for trading with our ETF desk here

You can directly contact us by connecting with one of our employees listed at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

Rick is responsible for institutional trading. With his team, he looks to continuously improve IMC’s trading solution for counterparties.

Rick has a proven trading track record and a deep knowledge of the industry from 17 years’ experience, including roles in business consulting and data analysis.

He worked as a senior trader in equity index options in Amsterdam and launched the European institutional trading desk from IMC’s Switzerland office before joining ETF provider Source (now Invesco) in London. There he managed relationships with banks, market makers and brokers, and guided investors trading ETFs. He holds a MSc in Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Bruce is an institutional trader, where he handles counterparty and issuer relationships. He joined IMC’s Institutional Trading Department in 2016 having worked as an ETF Market Maker both at Cantor Fitzgerald and Peel Hunt, where he was also a Market Maker in Mid Cap,  Small companies and AIM stocks. Prior to that he worked on the buy-side at Prudential Bache & Fortis Wealth Management. He holds 22 years’ trading experience in total.

Tobias brings 8 years’ trading experience to IMC as an Institutional Trader, responsible for client and issuer relationships. Before joining IMC in 2017, he worked in Equity Derivatives & ETF Sales at HSBC serving institutional clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Tobias holds a BSc in Economics & Business Economics from Maastricht University and is a CFA Charterholder.