LiquidityBook, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, announced this Monday that it has opened a new office in Australia’s largest capital city – Sydney.
The new office, which is at 383 George Street in Sydney, was opened to accommodate the company’s growing team as well as support its expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
According to the statement, leading the new office is Chief Architect Andy Carroll. As Finance Magnates reported, Carroll joined the company back in 2017 from Twitter.
Andre Meintjes Joins LiquidityBook APAC Team
Joining LiquidityBook’s APAC team is Andre Meintjes, who has been hired to serve as the firm’s APAC Client Services Lead. In the role, his focus will be deploying bespoke enhancements and white-glove support to both clients that are based in or trade into APAC.
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Before he was part of the LiquidityBook team, Meintjes was a Support Officer for ABN AMRO Clearing’s Global Execution Services arm. In this position, he worked with all levels of clients to develop algos for various markets. He also performed a range of compliance operations for the equity and futures markets.
Prior to this, he was employed at Peregrine Derivatives from October 2012 until October of 2017, where he spent his time in Derivatives Dealing and Operations. As part of this role, he managed DMA and internal trades, as well as helped set up risk management systems for the company’s electronic clients.
From April 2011 until October 2012, Meintjes was a private client and institutional trader at SA Stockbrokers. Here he traded equity, index futures, and contracts-for-differences, as well as pair trading, his LinkedIn states.
Commenting on the news, Chief Revenue Officer Sean Sullivan said: “We’re very pleased to add Andre to our growing Asia-Pacific team. We’re constantly on the lookout for top-flight talent, and the addition of Andre to our new Australia office represents the latest culmination of that ongoing effort.”
“Our SaaS-based model provides superior value to fund managers around the globe, and we hope to add to our success here, just as we did in the EU with our first global expansion office in London in 2016.”