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Liquidnet Continues to Build Out Global Execution & Quantitative Services Team

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Two New Hires Represent Next Phase of Growth for Firm’s Trading Analytics and Algo Servicing Strategies

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’s EQS Group uses a combination of powerful execution tools, intelligent sourcing of the highest quality institutional liquidity, and strategic trading advice to help buy-side traders more effectively navigate the institutional trading markets and achieve their execution goals.

“Two years ago we made the calculated decision to invest in our EQS business, and in 2015 our Members began to see the results,” said Rob Laible, Co-Head of the Americas and Global Head of Liquidnet’s EQS Group. “2016 holds even more opportunities for us, including expanding our model to better serve index and quantitative funds. The acquisition of top talent like Craig and Jerry will be instrumental to the continuation of this global growth story.”

Craig Viani joins Liquidnet’s Algo Services Group as an Execution Consultant. He brings over 20 years of industry experience to his new role. Prior to Liquidnet, Viani served as Managing Director and Head of US Electronic Trading Product Management at ConvergEx, where he built and operated the dark pool, smart order routing and algorithmic technologies. Most recently, Craig was VP of Market Structure & Technology Research at Greenwich Associates where he advised institutional clients on the challenges of electronic trading in US equities. Viani reports directly to Mike Capelli, Head of Liquidnet’s Algo Services Group.

Jerry Casey joins Liquidnet as Head of Trading Strategy. Previously, Casey was with Barclays Capital, where he was a member of the Global Portfolio Sales Team. Prior to Barclays, Jerry filled various roles at Nomura, Lehman Brothers and Société Générale. Jerry brings nearly 20 years of experience in program trading, index changes and enhancements, corporate actions and quant-based trading ideas. Casey reports directly to Rob Laible.

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 800 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 43 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, and the way public and private companies raise capital. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.

© 2016 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 as a licensed dealer and a provider of automated trading services pursuant to the Securities and Futures Ordinance 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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