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Liquidnet Ramps Up Its Global Trade Execution, Advisory And Analytics Capabilities

Liquidnet is seizing on an opportunity to provide its network – which includes more than 770 of the world’s leading asset managers – with new and more efficient ways to optimally source diverse liquidity and satisfy best execution objectives. Through cutting-edge technology, a continued focus on block executions and an expanded offering that includes trade advisory and execution solutions, Liquidnet is helping to remove barriers to liquidity and more efficiently manage factors that impact performance.

The Institutionalization of the Pre-IPO Equity Market

A longer road to the public market requires a new source of pre-IPO capital. Institutional investor participation in the pre-IPO equity market can be broadened significantly but structural changes to the marketplace will be required. Read this paper to learn how Liquidnet's Capital Markets team is providing  a solution to help pre-IPO equity become a broadly held institutional asset class.

Liquidnet Clients Gain Full Control of Transparency

The Trade interviewed Per Lovén on our Transparency Controls. “We saw a need for greater transparency over how sensitive client orders and data is handled by the sell-side and wanted to pioneer a solution to give clients control.”

VIDEO: Stop Settling For Less Than Full Transparency

Transparency is a vital part of being a participant in today’s market where customers want to know how their orders are handled, who they are trading with, and how their information is protected. Brennan Warble, Head of US Equities, talks about Liquidnet’s solutions to enhance the level of transparency and control that our Members and customers have when interacting with us.

CNBC: Are Dark Pools Drying Up?

Mark Pumfrey, Head of Liquidnet EMEA, discusses with CNBC the importance of creating an environment where institutional and retail markets can coexist.

Liquidnet Ranked #1 Broker in the World for Third Year in a Row

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced they have been ranked #1 Broker in the World for Equities Trading for the third year in a row by TCA firm Abel/Noser Solutions (ANS). Liquidnet’s lead ranking was driven by its ability to deliver best execution to its Members. Abel Noser noted that this ranking is underscored by Liquidnet’s focus on providing high-touch service and increased transparency to institutional investors.

Liquidnet Expands Capital Markets Business Directly Connecting Institutional Investors and Corporate Issuers More Efficiently

Expansion of Team Brings International Capital Markets

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, continues to invest in its capital markets business with the goal of providing a more efficient capital raising process for public and private companies while delivering additional liquidity to its network of 740 which include the world’s leading asset managers.

Liquidnet Names Rob Laible Head of Global Performance Team

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Rob Laible has joined the company as Head of Liquidnet’s Global Performance Team (GPT). Based in New York, Rob will work in close coordination with the sales, technology and product development teams across all regions with primary responsibility for leading and driving the marketing, sales, execution, and servicing of Liquidnet’s algorithmic trading services, execution desks and analytics as well as management of its liquidity partner relationships. He will be a member of the leadership team reporting to Liquidnet’s Chief Operating Officer, John Kelly.

VIDEO: Fixed Income - Solving the Liquidity Drought

Highlights from the June 2014 fixed income press panel.

Moderated by Adam Sussman, Liquidnet Head of Market Structure, with esteemed panelists including: Kevin McPartland, Principal, Market Structure & Technology, Greenwich Associates; Milton Ezrati, Senior Economist & Market Strategist, Lord Abbett; Edward B. Marrinan, Managing Director, Macro Credit Strategist, Co-Head Strategy, Americas, RBS Securities; and Constantinos Antoniades, Founder and CEO, Vega-Chi.

Institutional Voice Survey Results

The results of Liquidnet’s 2014 Institutional Voice survey are in. We heard from more than 100 traders from Liquidnet’s global community who shared their thoughts on some of the most important issues that they are facing every day.

Bob Garrett Joins Liquidnet as Head of Technology

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Bob Garrett has joined the company as Head of Technology and a member of the leadership team. In this role, Bob will be responsible for establishing the technical direction of the company and coordinating with business leaders and product managers in the development of products, solutions and processes that align with Liquidnet’s mission to make markets more efficient. Bob is based in New York, reporting to Liquidnet’s Chief Operating Officer, John Kelly.

Market Structure Expert Adam Sussman Joins Liquidnet

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Adam Sussman has joined the company as Head of Market Structure and Liquidity Partnerships. In this global role, Adam will serve as a senior advisor on market structure issues providing insight and guidance on industry developments, technological trends, and financial industry dynamics to Liquidnet’s community of buy side Members and customers. 

740 Asset Managers rely on Liquidnet to protect them from HFT

Our Members, 740 Asset Managers around the world, turn to Liquidnet to trade blocks of stock directly with each other away from the prying eyes of predatory traders. Our deep pool of Liquidity, built over 13 years and spanning 42 global markets, allows asset managers to enter and exit their investments safely and efficiently. A simple solution, without the flash.

VIDEO: Liquidnet Expands Into Fixed Income Market

Video of Liquidnet CEO and Founder, Seth Merrin, and Vega-Chi CEO and Founder, Constantinos Antoniades on Liquidnet's expansion into the fixed income market. This partnership, subject to regulatory approval, will combine Liquidnet’s experience, scale and global reach within the institutional investment community with Vega-Chi’s proven corporate bond trading platform and sector expertise to accelerate efficiencies within the corporate bond market.

Liquidnet Expands Into Fixed Income Market with Acquisition of Bond Trading Platform Vega-Chi

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that it will enter the fixed income market with its acquisition of bond trading platform Vega-Chi. This partnership, subject to regulatory approval, will combine Liquidnet’s experience, scale and global reach within the institutional investment community with Vega-Chi’s proven corporate bond trading platform and sector expertise to accelerate efficiencies within the corporate bond market.

Shaving Pennies Amid The Boom

Liquident is ranked the Top U.S. Equity Agency Brokerage firm for trading costs in Institutional Investor’s latest Transaction Cost Analysis survey, conducted by Elkins/McSherry. The full article, which you can read here, explores how in equity trading the demands for greater transparency,  accountability, and lower costs are more important than ever before.