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Demand for Institutional Block Liquidity Drives Record Trading Results for Liquidnet APAC

Liquidnet trading jumped 25% in 2016, as public markets in Asia Pacific recorded lower volumes 

Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, today announced record trading volumes for 2016 in Asia Pacific, amid growing demand from buy-side Members for institutional size block trades. Trading volumes jumped 25% on the previous year with more than US$32 billion principal traded in APAC for the year. This included records in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia and India.

“As many firms in the region are retrenching, we are committed to creating new ways to help traders enhance their decision making and deliver even more value and performance to their funds and their firms,” said Lee Porter, Head of Liquidnet Asia Pacific. “In 2017, we will continue to focus on arming traders with additional tools and technology they’ll need to navigate today’s challenging market conditions and rising volatility.”

In 2016 Liquidnet launched several trading solutions in the APAC region, which are designed to help its buy-side customers improve execution and performance amidst market volatility. The Next Gen Algo suite, launched in June, enables Members to tap into Liquidnet’s unique pool of deep, natural liquidity, while also intelligently sourcing liquidity from both the lit and dark markets. Targeted Invitations, launched in April, allows qualifying Members to seek out additional block liquidity by sending actionable invitations within the Liquidnet community, while still keeping both sides anonymous.

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, and the way public and private companies raise capital. F