News & Views

New Canadian Regulations on Dark Pools Protect Institutional Investors

REGULATIONS SUPPORT EXISTING STRUCTURE OF LIQUIDNET

Toronto
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.

Liquidnet Sees Strong Quarterly Growth

NEW RECORDS SET IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION

New York
Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, saw strong quarter-over-quarter growth globally. For the first quarter, U.S. average daily volume was 51M, up 25% from Q4’11.  In Europe, total principal traded was US$15.7 billion, up 43% from Q4’11.