Marketplace Advisory Services

provides strategic and operational guidance for market infrastructure operators and non-financial market venues.


As an exchange owner, operator and technology provider, we have deep exchange industry business and marketplace creation expertise coupled with hands-on operational experience that uniquely qualifies us to support market structure changes, technology transformation initiatives and new markets development. We understand first-hand how marketplaces operate, the challenges they face and the complex technology infrastructure that is required to support them.

Marketplace Advisory Engagements

Through a range of bespoke consulting and knowledge transfer projects, Marketplace Advisory Services addresses a wide variety of topics including the pioneering of new markets in non-capital markets industries, market integrity and governance guidance, data integrity and monetization, design and implementation of cloud strategy and tokenization. 

View examples of previous engagements below.

Strategy:  Bringing international insights to inform strategic planning or working closely with clients to formulate strategy and execution priorities.

Operational Processes:  Guiding implementation of new operational processes, whether at the department, organizational or ecosystem level.

Process Improvement:  Developing action plans to attract new listings, develop governance processes and capital adequacy rules, improving trading, clearing and settlement efficiency

Products & Services:  Developing new product lines and services, and the strategy around bringing those products and services to market.

Partnership Development:  Building regional collaborations across ecosystems.

Venue Development:  Setting up new trading venues, CCPs or central securities depositories.

Change Management:  Supporting large-scale transformation programs to realize tangible results. 

How can Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory Services support your business?

Get access to unique to exchange industry expertise

Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory engagements are staffed by Nasdaq resources that are actually working in the field at on our exchanges, CCP or CSD. We understand your business, with firsthand experience.

Test your ideas before going to market

Lean on Nasdaq's marketplace experience to test your business or operational plans before going to market.

Accelerate business opportunities

Use our market operations expertise combined and technology knowledge to more quickly plan, optimize and execute your vision, while uncovering new opportunities.

Best Practices Approach to Launching Markets

Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory can help you at any step of the way

  • Feasibility

    Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory evaluates business concepts and develop plans hand in hand with our clients, in relation to trends, competitive landscape and opportunities.

  • Design

    Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory translates business objectives to a defined business, governance and operating model while also helping to scope and define products and services, and the sales, marketing and distribution strategy.

  • Set-up

    Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory can work on anything from infrastructure modelling to market readiness program design to knowledge transfer across constituents - both internally and externally - and communications planning.

  • Operations & Launch

    Nasdaq Marketplace Advisory can work to fine-tune operational routines, develop launch plans and help conduct the actual readiness programs.

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