ADQ, one of the region's largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi's economy, announced today the launch of Q Market Makers LLC (QMM). The new market maker began trading today on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).
Market makers are key market participants that provide a highly effective means of facilitating trading activity and ensuring liquidity in a strong securities exchange. A highly liquid exchange instils greater interest and confidence in the capital markets attracting order flow and listings. Prices become more efficient, volumes increase as the average spread narrows and overall transaction costs are reduced. This in turn provides a credible platform for companies to raise capital and expand and diversify their shareholder base.