Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC will operate as a fully independent entity that is targeting a launch in 2015 and will be headed by veteran leadership and governed by a comprehensive board of directors from each of nine leading investment firms. These include:
- BNY Mellon
- Capital Group
- Fidelity Investments
- P. Morgan Asset Management
- MFS Investment Management
- State Street Global Advisors
- Rowe Price
According to Michael S. Cashel, interim-CEO of Luminex, in a recent statement on the inception, “Despite significant improvements in the overall efficiency of today’s equity markets, sourcing block liquidity remains a complex and challenging endeavor for investment managers.
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“Luminex is a well-capitalized, independent platform providing a low-cost solution to that challenge while putting investors’ interests first. Our goal is to build trust among users through transparent trading rules and protocols and efficient execution. Investment managers have a responsibility to continuously search for ways to better serve their clients.”
“Luminex facilitates that effort by seeking to deliver a lower cost and more efficient block trading experience to provide improved portfolio performance for investors over the long-term,” he added.