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Liquidnet Continues to Build out Global Execution & Quantitative Services Team

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.