From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to disparate regulatory hurdles, volatility across Europe was high this year. But the region’s top execution firms were there every step of the way for European equities traders.

“Understanding the market structure in the region and the changing regulatory landscape remains a critical task for any bank,” said Brian Gallagher, head of cash equities execution EMEA for BNP Paribas Exane. “The potential divergence of the regulatory regime in the U.K. and Europe is a focus for our teams. On top of that, the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine and energy crisis will continue to make Europe an extremely volatile trading region.”

If you ask respondents to Institutional Investor’s 2022 Developed Europe Trading Team survey, BNP Paribas Exane has mastered these nuances.

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