Nasdaq Marketplace Services Platform

Facilitates the frictionless exchange of assets, services & information across market ecosystems

This Solution Helps

  • Market Infrastructure Organizations
  • New Markets
  • Digital Assets Marketplaces

End-to-end SaaS platform purpose-built to operate marketplaces, everywhere. 

    Marketplaces are in our DNA and the mission-critical technologies that drive them are core to everything we do. 

    The Nasdaq Marketplace Services Platform provides a complete, end-to-end service-based platform to operate marketplaces in a cloud environment. Built on top of the Nasdaq Financial Framework’s  high-performance, low-latency foundation, the platform provides access to functionally-robust services covering the transaction lifecycle -- from issuance of assets and trading through pre-trade risk management, market surveillance and efficient digital custody and settlement. Fueled by decades of expertise & technology knowhow, the platform is designed with the rigorous regulatory, reliability and security standards proven in the financial industry, helping to provide your marketplace with added credibility and integrity as you come to market. 



    The components of the Marketplace Services Platform

    How can the Marketplace Services Platform benefit your business?

    One service-based platform

    Covers the transaction lifecycle from end-to-end, featuring an easy-to-activate, modular structure, allowing businesses to scale up and down as needed. Easily integrates with ISVs, partners and participants to manage the full range of requirements for your organization and is also available in multiple cloud environments.

    Purpose-built for marketplaces

    The platform easily adapts to your marketplace needs and understands the complex workflows happening across the transaction lifecycle, various market models and asset classes, roles of the key participants and the data that flows between them.

    Reduce operational complexity

    Platform eases technical burden on operations resources, simplifying IT management and decreasing capital expenditures due to SaaS delivery model.

    Easy on-boarding & maintenance

    Decreases time to market compared to on-prem delivery cycles, provisioning market infrastructure in weeks to months, versus much longer time horizons. Continuously enhances performance and functional depth through frequent release cycles, without the need to manage continuous patch cycles.

    Best-in-class security protocols

    Benefit from the world-class capital markets infosec standards proven in 130+ markets around the world, as well as in Nasdaq's already established SaaS offerings. The platform mutualizes investment in infosec, and adds protection through the cloud provider's continuous enhancement against known vulnerabilities.

    Future-forward infrastructure

    Manages shifts in strategy and scalability as you grow and expand with consumption-based models that scale as you do, as well as extends ecosystem technology investment through ease of service expansion and ability to integrate proprietary and third-party offerings.

    Support across the transaction lifecycle

    Technology proven to power the world's marketplaces

    • Create new assets

      Ability to translate even the most esoteric of goods or services into a tradeable asset provides you the expertise you need to simplify the issuance new assets.

    • Instantly match buyers & sellers

      Automated, real-time processing of transactions across a number of models (from bi-lateral to multi-party) enables you to match buyers and sellers at speed and scale, trading goods, assets or information with less risk of disruption.

    • Protect your marketplace

      Comprehensive risk and compliance controls help ensure that the transactions taking place on your market are safer, more secure and within risk limits you’ve set, with proactive alerts for irregular transaction patterns and potentially manipulative activity.

    • Settle transactions & digital transferring ownership

      Leveraging proven DLT technology, you can instantly – and safely – settle and transfer ownership of assets from your buyers to sellers with an immutable ledger that tracks each part of the chain.

    I'm a market infrastructure operator, how can I use the platform?

    Launch new market initiatives

    As a complete end-to-end platform traditional operators can easily expand into new asset classes and bring them to market quickly. By leveraging SaaS to surpass traditional infrastructure, you can reduce capital expenditures and the time it takes to provision hardware and hire tech personnel.

    Unlock efficiency gains

    For market operators with standardized instruments, less technology resources, lower customization requirements, and less stringent latency requirements, the Marketplace Services Platform provides the same proven, and best-of-breed capabilities as Nasdaq on-premise solutions at a much lower price point.

    Reduce operational complexity

    Simplify your vendor outsourcing and have Nasdaq take care of the heavy-lifting from a technology perspective. Additionally, you can leverage the elasticity of the cloud to scale up and down for volumes and participants as the new venture transitions from growth to mature market.

    For new marketplaces

    For digital marketplaces

    Resource Center

    • Marketplace Services Platform for Traditional Capital Markets Operators


      Marketplace Services Platform for Traditional Capital Markets Operators

      Factsheet for Market Infrastructure Operators

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    • Marketplace Services Platform for New Marketplaces


      Marketplace Services Platform for New Marketplaces

      Factsheet for New Marketplaces

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    • CIO Market Infrastructure Survey 2021


      CIO Market Infrastructure Survey 2021

      Celent interviewed CIOs and senior technology leaders of global market infrastructure to understand their focus, priorities, and investments around the creation of their future platform. Download the report to take part of their insights.

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    • Nasdaq Decodes: Tech Trends 2021 View Nasdaq Decodes: Tech Trends 2021
    • Building a Marketplace that Scales


      Building a Marketplace that Scales

      How to build a new marketplace outside of traditional capital markets.

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    • Nasdaq and the Cloud View Nasdaq and the Cloud

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