Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network, has bolstered its Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS) Group with the addition of new hires, including Craig Viani and Gerald Casey, who join the group with immediate effect, according to a Liquidnet statement.
Liquidnet’s EQS Group caters to buy-side traders, helping them utilize institutional liquidity and trading insights, whilst streamlining the entirety of the execution process. The EQS Group has been the repeated focus of several efforts by Liquidnet to further its goals in the institutional space – an initiative that has now secured two new industry standouts.
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Craig Viani has joined Liquidnet’s Algo Services Group as its newest execution consultant, following a career spanning two decades in the financial services industry. He will be reporting directly to to Mike Capelli, Liquidnet’s Head of Algo Services Group.
Prior to his appointment at Liquidnet, Mr. Viani has held multiple senior level roles at ConvergEx. This included such positions as managing director and head of US Electronic Trading Product Management. Additional stops include Greenwich Associates, having worked as its VP of Market Structure & Technology Research in the equities space.
Mr. Casey lands at Liquidnet as its newest Head of Trading Strategy, joining the group from Barclays Capital – in this capacity he served as a member of its Global Portfolio Sales Team. The remainder of his tenure has been at such venues as Nomura, Lehman Brothers, and Société Générale, collectively comprising a career during which he has accrued two decades of experience.
According to Rob Laible, Co-Head of the Americas and Global Head of Liquidnet’s EQS Group, in a recent statement on the appointments: “Two years ago we made the calculated decision to invest in our EQS business, and in 2015 our Members began to see the results. 2016 holds even more opportunities for us, including expanding our model to better serve index and quantitative funds. The acquisition of top talent like Craig and Jerry will be instrumental to the continuation of this global growth story.”