has entered into an agreement to buy Island ECN in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition, which brings together two trading platforms, is intended to bring with it expanded liquidity, and cost savings in clearing, technology, facilities and administration. Island has concentrated on program trading, direct access and retail segments in the US domestic market, while Instinet holds a position with large institutions and market makers in the US and elsewhere.

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here