Liquidnet, an institutional trading, and equities network, announced this Monday that it has appointed Simon Greenwell as a Non-Executive Director on the Liquidnet Europe Limited Board.
Greenwell joins the Board as the first investment research expert and has been recruited as part of Liquidnet’s investment in its Investment Analytics business. Namely, he has been chosen to use his experience in the sector to help grow the company’s interaction with both sell- and buy-side firms.
Now retired, Greenwell has had an extensive career in the financial space. His most recent role prior to his retirement was European head of research at Bank of America. Before this, he was the Co-Head of UK and European Sales and Head of European Distribution.
Greenwell retired from the Bank of America last year. During his tenure with the company, he held senior positions in research, sales and distribution at Merrill Lynch pre- and post-acquisition by Bank of America.
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Commenting on the appointment, Vicky Sanders, Global Head of Investment Analytics at Liquidnet said in the statement: “The sell side will be absolutely key to the development of Liquidnet’s business in the future and as one of the most experienced sell-side research professionals around, Simon will play a big part in the next stage of our evolution.
“His understanding, experience, and connections will be hugely valuable as we improve our offer to research firms and provide personalised and customised intelligence to asset managers, helping them to boost performance, via our Investment Analytics platform.”
Liquidnet sees record fixed-income trading in Q1 2020
The sell-side equity business of Liquidnet achieved a record year in 2019 and has managed to continue that into the first quarter of 2020, the company said, with its fixed income trading business also posting a record performance in the first quarter of 2020, thanks to increased participation from sell-side institutions.
“I’m very excited to be joining Liquidnet at such a pivotal point for the industry. I look forward to bringing my understanding of what is valuable to the sell side to enhance the already strong connections that the firm has with these institutions,” added Greenwell in the statement.