Liquidnet, a global institutional trading venue, has added Dirk Griesmeyer as its newest Sales Director with immediate effect. He joins the group with an expertise across German-speaking regions and continental Europe, according to a recent Liquidnet statement.
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Mr. Griesmeyer joins Liquidnet with over three decades of experience across the financial services industry – in his new role as its Sales Director, he will be tasked with the responsibility of augmenting Liquidnet’s membership across Europe. In this capacity he will be teaming up with other members of Liquidnet’s Trade Coverage, Sales, Fixed Income, and Execution teams in a bid to help calibrate and implement the group’s long-term strategies. He will be reporting to Tony Booth, Liquidnet’s Head of Sales.
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Mr. Griesmeyer joins Liquidnet after multiple positions at leading financial lenders. Most recently this has included Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), having worked for over a decade as its Managing Director of the German Equity Sales Trading team. Additional stops also include several senior positions at equity and fixed income trading desks at CSFB Europe, ABN Amro, and DGZ Dekabank, among others.
According to Mark Pumfrey, Head of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Liquidnet, in a recent statement on the appointment: “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. 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,” reiterated Mr. Griesmeyer in an accompanying statement.
The move is the first senior appointment at Liquidnet since the addition of Craig Viani and Gerald Casey to its Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS) Group back in February of this year.