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Liquidnet expands team with appointment of German Sales Director

Industry veteran to increase push into continental Europe and German-speaking regions

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced that Dirk Griesmeyer has joined the company as Sales Director covering German institutions. Dirk brings over thirty years of industry experience to this role and will be responsible for expanding Liquidnet’s drive to increase its membership in continental Europe and the German-speaking regions.

Commenting on Dirk’s appointment, Mark Pumfrey, Head of EMEA at Liquidnet said: “Our business has seen record global performance, and we expect to see further growth in our core buy-side to buy-side block business, Next Gen algos and fixed income offerings. Dirk brings a wealth of experience to Liquidnet and his extensive industry knowledge and strong relationships in the institutional equity space will be instrumental in continuing our growth in these regions.”

“Liquidnet’s pipeline of innovations aimed at helping institutions source liquidity efficiently, and with improved performance will become even more important as the industry continues to unbundle,” commented Griesmeyer. “This is an exciting time to join the company and I am delighted to be part of the Liquidnet team and to be given the opportunity to contribute to its success.”

Griesmeyer joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he spent ten years as Managing Director of the German Equity Sales Trading team. Prior to that, he held senior positions at equity and fixed income trading desks at CSFB Europe, ABN Amro and DGZ Dekabank.

Griesmeyer will report to Tony Booth, Head of Sales, and work closely with other members of Liquidnet’s Trade Coverage, Sales, Fixed Income and Execution and Quantitative Services teams to implement the firm's long-term sales strategies.