More than 700 of the world’s leading Institutional investors continue to rely on Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, to implement the large trades their portfolio managers need to enhance performance. For April, Liquidnet’s average execution size in North America was 43,000 shares in the US and 65,000 shares in Canada. Globally, Liquidnet’s average negotiated execution size year to date (through April) was $1.3 million USD.
REGULATIONS SUPPORT EXISTING STRUCTURE OF LIQUIDNET
Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, welcomes the decision by the Canadian regulators, released on Friday (4/13), to ensure that the new Canadian rules on dark pools preserve appropriate protections for institutions seeking to execute large block orders. These protections reflect the existing structure of Liquidnet’s offering to pension and other large, long-term investors. The regulations confirm the growing importance of an institutional network to execute large block trades anonymously, securely and without market impact.