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Liquidnet Becomes Full ASX Market Participant


Move allows quicker ‘T+1’ reporting on block-trade execution for Australian institutional traders

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, received approval from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to become a full market participant on 19 December 2017. Liquidnet is now officially recognised as a securities broker in the Australian market, giving institutional traders faster access to execution reports, while providing the benefits from the minimum volatility and the anonymous trading ecosystem Liquidnet provides.

Liquidnet’s Head of Australia, Murrough O’Brien said that as Liquidnet entered their tenth year in the Australian market, the upgraded status reflected ongoing enhancement of the client experience following another year of record growth.

“Since launching in Australia in 2008, we have executed block trades on behalf of our clients through a third-party broker. Due to the growth of our business and the increasing volume of trades, becoming a full ASX market participant is the natural next step in our evolution and commitment to our Australian members."

As the end of 2017 nears, Liquidnet has traded over $33B in principal, making it their strongest performance to date.

“Our business model will continue to focus on providing the highest quality dark block liquidity and helping clients achieve best execution,” said Mr O’Brien.

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 850 of the world’s top asset managers and other like-minded investors come to execute their large trades with maximum anonymity and minimum market impact. As the global leader in large block trading, Liquidnet provides access to unique trading opportunities in 45 markets across five continents. Liquidnet approaches every market with the same bold vision to provide a better, more efficient way to trade on a massive scale. It is this focus on size, combined with the strength of its network, disruptive technology, and commitment to transparency, that is revolutionizing the way equities and corporate bonds are traded. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.

© 2017 Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Liquidnet, Inc. is a member of FINRA/SIPC.  Liquidnet Europe Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, is licensed by the Financial Services Board in South Africa, and is a member of the London Stock Exchange and a remote member of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and SIX Swiss Exchange. Liquidnet Canada Inc. is a member of IIROC and a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Liquidnet Asia Limited is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for Type 1 and Type 7 regulated activities and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Recognized Market Operator. Liquidnet Japan Inc. is regulated by the Financial Services Agency of Japan and is a member of JSDA/JIPF. Liquidnet Australia Pty Ltd. is registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission as an Australian Financial Services Licensee, AFSL number 312525, and is registered with the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority as a Financial Service Provider, FSP number FSP3781.

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