Q: Nasdaq is committed to playing a key role in markets’ modernization. How do you see market infrastructure evolving, and what role do digital assets play within that context?
A: Today, Nasdaq is the largest market in U.S. equities and multi-listed U.S. options. We also own many of the markets across the Nordic countries. Nasdaq powers more than 130 of the world’s market infrastructure organizations in more than 50 countries with end-to-end trade lifecycle technology solutions. But in many ways, we are only just getting started.
We are excited about the evolution of markets and market infrastructure in the decade ahead. New technologies, including cloud and blockchain, present significant opportunities to enhance market resiliency and make markets even more scalable and accessible.
We firmly believe that these technologies will open more opportunities for market participants and new asset classes to be integrated across markets globally and ensure market participation is even more seamless, more frictionless than ever before. It is a tremendous opportunity for us, one that requires a holistic approach to deliver on that premise by designing solutions that will set the standard for markets to reach their full potential, and open new possibilities for market operators around the world.