Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, announced that it has once again been named the #1 Global Broker for Equities Operational Performance as part of the 2015 McLagan [Z/YEN] Survey of Operational Performance of Brokers. This year marks Liquidnet’s first-ever full sweep of the top broker ranking for operational performance in all three regions: the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
“2015 was a particularly transformative year for us at Liquidnet. Working closely with our 800+ institutional Members, we introduced our upgraded equities platform; Liquidnet 5 globally, delivered the first of our Next Gen algo technology, and redefined the way corporate bonds are traded with the launch of our fixed income dark pool. So it is especially fulfilling that it was also the year that we received this honor for the first time in all three global markets,” commented Seth Merrin, Founder and CEO of Liquidnet.
Liquidnet ranked #1 in all five categories in the US (Overall Performance, Domestic Core Processing, International Core Processing, Client Service, and Client Relationship Management) and all four categories in Europe (Overall Performance, Core Processing, Client Service and Client Relationship Management) for equities trading. This marks the eighth year in a row in the US and the fifth year in a row in Europe that Liquidnet has ranked first for operational performance. Liquidnet also achieved a #1 ranking in five of nine categories in Asia Pacific, including a first time #1 ranking in Overall performance for the region.
Now in its 13th year, results from McLagan’s annual survey were based on interviews with 128 leading buy-side financial firms in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. The firms were posed questions relating to the performance of brokers on various aspects of the operations process, such as accuracy and timing of trade confirmations, settlement rate, fail management, transactional client service and client relationship management.