Liquidity Provider Incentives in Fragmented Securities Markets
37 Pages Posted: 19 May 2017 Last revised: 10 Aug 2018
Date Written: July 31, 2018
We study the introduction of single-market liquidity provider incentives in fragmented securities markets. Specifically, we investigate whether fee rebates for liquidity providers enhance liquidity on the introducing market and thereby increase its competitiveness and market share. Further, we analyze whether single-market liquidity provider incentives increase overall market liquidity available for market participants. Therefore, we measure the specific liquidity contribution of individual markets to the aggregate liquidity in the fragmented market environment. While liquidity and market share of the venue introducing incentives increase, we find no significant effect for turnover and liquidity of the whole market.
Keywords: Liquidity, Trading Volume, Market Fragmentation, Liquidity Provider Incentives, Transaction Costs
JEL Classification: G10, G14
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