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Market Volatility Drives Record Trading Results for Liquidnet APAC

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Volumes jump 27% with Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Korea all posting record Q3 results

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced a record in the third quarter in Asia Pacific as buy-side Members increased trading activity amid a spike in market-moving events. Volumes rose 27% on the previous quarter with US$8.99 billion principal traded in APAC for the quarter. This included records in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Indonesia.

Regional markets were impacted by a range of external events from market reactions to Brexit to an ongoing focus around central bank activity, including speculation of a rate increase from the US Federal Reserve.  

“As today’s traders are forced to navigate challenging market conditions and rising volatility, they are increasingly turning to Liquidnet to help them get in and out of their positions with minimal market impact,” said Lee Porter, Head of Liquidnet Asia Pacific.

“In APAC, our Execution and Quantitative Services offering, which includes our Next Gen Algos and the trading desk, has seen principal traded increase 66% year on year,” Porter continued. “We will continue to add new products to empower buy-side Members and give them access to the trading solutions and depth of liquidity needed to trade effectively in Asia Pacific.”

Liquidnet also posted a record in Japan with volumes up 51% on the previous record quarter. Gucci Yamaguchi, Head of Liquidnet Japan, said, “Despite volumes being flat for the general market, our volumes continue to rise as our liquidity pool is seen as a primary destination to source liquidity on a trusted platform. Japan has achieved three consecutive record quarters supported by strong demand in Japan for Liquidnet’s Next Gen Algos, which help traders further source liquidity.”

Liquidnet is the global institutional trading network where more than 830 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 44 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.

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