Case Studies

Planning for an equity trading platform

An alternative stock market

Plus Markets Group (PMG) is an independent UK provider of primary and secondary equity market services and currently trades over 850 small and mid-cap company shares, representing a combined market capitalisation of over £150 billion.

Wide range of sectors traded

Its primary market specialises in smaller companies, both domestic and international, representing a wide range of sectors and all stages of development. There are currently some 180 companies quoted on the primary market with a combined market cap of over £2.4 billion.

Efficient trading model

PMG’s secondary market trading platform is based on a quote-driven trading model, which they consider the most efficient and effective system by which shares in small and mid-cap companies may be traded. Market-makers commit their own capital to the market, playing a key role in providing both price formation and liquidity.

FD Solutions helps with planning and forecasting

Following a call from Simon Brickles, former head of AIM before becoming PMG’s CEO, we were delighted to get involved and help to bolster their finance function at a time of rapid expansion. Several staff from FD Solutions enjoyed a number of weeks at PMG’s HQ in the City working on business planning and forecasting with this fast-growing client, and we look forward to remaining involved when other projects arise on which we can assist.