The Future Prospects for National Financial Markets and Trading Centres
This paper investigates the effects of the continuation of globalization and technological developments on the future of national-level financial markets and trading centres, particularly in smaller countries such as Canada. We foresee the development of a single global market in the most-liquid assets based on equity-market linkages. Thus, we see this global market being accessed by national-level trading centres. Moreover, we see a remaining role for national-level intermediated markets for less-liquid products. This could pose some problems as the scale of the latter could diminish over time.