Italian retail broker Directa taps Spectrum Markets for Pan-European securitized derivatives

Rick Steves

“Directa SIM’s philosophy of providing better options for retail investors strongly aligns with Spectrum’s values. They are a natural partner for us, and we are thrilled to have this esteemed and pioneering retail broker join our platform.”

In a significant move that amplifies the landscape for retail investors and reinforces the European expansion strategy, Directa SIM—the Italian online trading trailblazer—has joined hands with Spectrum Markets, the renowned pan-European trading venue for securitized derivatives.

This partnership not only enriches the trading experience for Italian retail investors but also underscores the increasing demand for securitized derivatives.

Directa serves 61,000 active accounts

Directa SIM, a pioneering force in online trading in Italy, takes pride in its portfolio of over 61,000 active accounts, collectively accounting for approximately €3.5 billion in customer assets. Since its listing on Borsa Italiana in December 2021, Directa SIM has played a pivotal role in shaping Italy’s trading landscape. As a direct trading member of Spectrum, Directa SIM will leverage its proprietary technology to act as its settlement agent, ensuring seamless trading experiences for its customers.

One of the most notable outcomes of this partnership is the enhanced accessibility it offers to Italian retail investors, enabling them to engage in securitized derivatives trading on Spectrum’s platform. This move underscores Spectrum’s unwavering commitment to providing a robust platform for retail investors, with trading available 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Nicky Maan, CEO of Spectrum Markets, commented: “Directa SIM’s philosophy of providing better options for retail investors strongly aligns with Spectrum’s values. They are a natural partner for us, and we are thrilled to have this esteemed and pioneering retail broker join our platform.”

Trade securitized derivatives 24/5

This development is in sync with a broader industry trend where financial institutions are increasingly focusing on enhancing their services for retail investors. It reflects a growing understanding of the pivotal role retail investors play in the market and their rightful need for advanced tools and resources.

Vincenzo Tedeschi, CEO of Directa SIM, said: “We are always on the lookout for new products and services to expand the range of investment tools available to our customers and to enhance their trading experience. We anticipate a positive response to the range of securitized derivatives offered on Spectrum, especially with the ability to trade 24/5. We also look forward to the introduction of new products tailored to meet the specific requirements of Italian retail investors.”

With Directa SIM’s pioneering spirit and Spectrum Markets’ dedication to empowering retail investors, this partnership holds great promise. It not only enriches the investment landscape for Italian retail traders but also signifies a significant milestone in Directa SIM’s and Spectrum Markets’ journey toward becoming pan-European leaders in securitized derivatives trading.

Spectrum Markets, a trading name of Spectrum MTF Operator GmbH, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is a pan-European trading venue for securitized derivatives.

Acting as a MiFID II regulated trading venue authorized and supervised by BaFin, Spectrum Markets employs a uniquely open architecture system to empower investors with increased choice, control, and stability.

Its pan-European ISIN, 24/5 trading services, and proprietary venue ensure liquidity, efficiency, and responsiveness for market participants across Europe. Trading is currently available in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Finland

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