Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced today that Rob Laible has joined the company as Head of Liquidnet’s Global Performance Team (GPT). Based in New York, Rob will work in close coordination with the sales, technology and product development teams across all regions with primary responsibility for leading and driving the marketing, sales, execution, and servicing of Liquidnet’s algorithmic trading services, execution desks and analytics as well as management of its liquidity partner relationships. He will be a member of the leadership team reporting to Liquidnet’s Chief Operating Officer, John Kelly.
“We continue to focus on integrating all of our solutions and identifying ways to drive institutional investment performance for our community of the world’s leading asset managers. Bringing someone with Rob’s significant industry experience on board is a crucial step in being able to better deliver these value-added solutions in a compelling and seamless way,” commented Kelly. “Over the last year we have added a number of high-caliber, seasoned executives to our team which is a testament to the culture we have here at Liquidnet and the unique value we provide in the market."
Rob brings more than twenty years of highly relevant and varied experience to this role. He recently relocated back to the US from Hong Kong where he was Head of Program Trading and Electronic Execution for Asia at Macquarie Securities. He joined Macquarie from Nomura where he was Head of Electronic Trading and Program Trading Sales for Asia. Prior to that, he was head of Lehman Brothers’ Prime Services Origination & Electronic Trading in Asia. Before that, Rob spent more than a decade at ITG, helping to build the agency broker and technology firm through developing its advanced trading technologies.
“I am excited to be joining Liquidnet at this interesting time for our industry. Liquidnet has always been one of the most innovative companies on the Street and has remained focused on creating a more efficient market where the buy side can execute large trades while also being able to access a full suite of services designed to increase investment performance. I look forward to working with Liquidnet’s Members and the company to further build out these services as well as deliver the next generation of trading intelligence applications,” commented Laible.
Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network that connects over 700 of the world’s top asset managers to large-scale trading opportunities across the globe — 42 markets across five continents. With an average trade size of more than 41,000shares in the US, 57,000 in Canada, and $1.5 million in Europe, Africa and $1.1 million in Asia Pacific*, Liquidnet is a leader in large block trading globally. Liquidnet does this by going beyond what the retail market can provide by defending and securing the integrity and the anonymity of the block trade while continuously looking for ways to bring in new sources of safe, actionable liquidity from asset management firms, exchanges, brokers and corporations. Asset Managers rely on Liquidnet to help them protect the performance of their portfolios by allowing them to enter and exit their portfolio positions more efficiently. For more information on the Liquidnet community, its liquidity, block executions and additional investment capabilities, visit www.liquidnet.com and follow us on Twitter @Liquidnet.
*as of Q1 2014
© 2014 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 and a member and block agent of Xetra MidPoint order book. 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.