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Liquidnet Launches Innovation Hub to Streamline Delivery of New Technology to the Buy Side

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of “Liquidnet Labs,” a virtual hub that will showcase the company’s latest technology developments. Available exclusively to the 800+ leading institutional investors around the world that comprise the Liquidnet equity Membership1 , Labs provides a sneak peek into Liquidnet’s innovations and product pipeline. It also serves as a centralized location for piloting, feedback, and testing of new features.

Liquidnet Virtual High Touch™ Arms Buy-Side Traders for the Future of Institutional Trading

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the launch of Liquidnet Virtual High Touch™, a new category of buy-side technology that brings together advanced data analysis, adaptive learning algorithms, unique liquidity search tools, and real-time analytics into a new trading experience. As a key component of Virtual High Touch technology, Liquidnet also announced an upgrade to its Algo Ranking Model (ARM) with Real-Time Course Correction, which has been designed to enhance the way institutional traders make decisions around algorithmic trading.

Market Volatility Drives Record Trading Results for Liquidnet APAC

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced a record in the third quarter in Asia Pacific as buy-side Members increased trading activity amid a spike in market-moving events. Volumes rose 27% on the previous quarter with US$8.99 billion principal traded in APAC for the quarter. This included records in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Indonesia.

Liquidnet’s Fixed Income Platform Demonstrates Continued Momentum

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today marked the first anniversary of its fixed income dark pool. Since launching in September 2015, Liquidnet’s community of fixed income asset managers has grown to 215 active firms with over 490 users who have executed a total of $3.4 billion of corporate bond trades via the Liquidnet platform efficiently, anonymously, and with minimal market impact.

Venue Selection Significantly Impacts Information Leakage for Australian Block Trades

A new study by global trading network Liquidnet has found significant differences in the volatility of block trades in the Australian market minutes before execution, depending on where trades are executed. Higher volatility implies information leakage, which may cause a significant impact on performance for institutional investors.

Introducing Liquidnet’s Dark Pool Value Index

Since FINRA began publishing ATS volume, brokers and other analysts have used the data in various ways to rate or rank the various trading venues. However, we believe that none of the analysis presents this data in a way that is relevant to asset managers. To help fill this void, Liquidnet has developed the Dark Pool Value Index that ranks each ATS based on the factors that are most meaningful to an institutional investor (market share, market share symbol rank, and trade size by symbol).

Liquidnet Expands Execution and Quantitative Services Team

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced the appointments of two senior hires to its European Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS) team. Launched in 2014, the EQS group advises Liquidnet’s buy-side Members and institutional clients on algorithmic strategies, trade analytics, and quantitative products and services.

Liquidnet CEO Ranked No. 22 in 2016 Tech 50

Liquidnet CEO Seth Merrin jumped to number 22 in this year's 2016 Tech 50. Institutional Investor annually ranks the top 50 financial technologists on their innovations that are changing the industry.

Seth sat down with Senior Contributing Editor Jeffrey Kutler to talk equities, corporate bonds and why Liquidnet is the best company he ever started. See the full video here.

Liquidnet Launches Next Gen Algos in APAC

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today it will bring its Next Gen Algo suite to APAC, further enhancing how institutional traders can execute their trades amid increased volatility in the region.

Liquidnet Expands Team with Appointment of German Sales Director

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that Dirk Griesmeyer has joined the company as Sales Director covering German institutions. Dirk brings over thirty years of industry experience to this role and will be responsible for expanding Liquidnet’s drive to increase its membership in continental Europe and the German-speaking regions.

Latest Liquidnet Innovation Empowers the Buy Side to be Their Own Sales Trader

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today the successful global rollout1 of Targeted Invitations, the latest advancement in Liquidnet’s mission to help the buy side source deeply hidden institutional liquidity. Initially launched in Europe late last year, Targeted Invitations is now also available in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific, and has already exceeded $1 billion traded2.

Liquidnet Launches Trading of Taiwan Equities

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that its global buy-side community of more than 800 asset managers can now trade Taiwan-listed securities directly and anonymously with one another through its platform. The addition of the Taiwanese market continues Liquidnet’s expansion in Asia-Pacific and represents its 12th market in the region and 44th equity market worldwide.

Liquidnet Fixed Income Surpasses $1 Billion Traded

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that their fixed income dark pool has exceeded $1B of volume traded, after just five months. Designed to provide a seamless solution for buy-side corporate bond traders, Liquidnet’s Fixed Income solution delivers a protected venue where they can trade natural liquidity in size, both safely and efficiently.

Liquidnet Continues to Build Out Global Execution & Quantitative Services Team

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced that it has further expanded its Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS) Group with two new hires, Craig Viani and Gerald “Jerry” Casey. By continuously investing in this business, Liquidnet is providing its network of over 800 of the world’s leading asset managers with new and more efficient ways to optimally source diverse liquidity while satisfying their best execution objectives.

Liquidnet Ranked No. 1 Broker For Equities Operational Performance Globally

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced that it has once again been named the #1 Global Broker for Equities Operational Performance as part of the 2015 McLagan [Z/YEN] Survey of Operational Performance of Brokers. This year marks Liquidnet’s first-ever full sweep of the top broker ranking for operational performance in all three regions: the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.