Liquidnet Readies Plans for Launch of Institutional Dark Pool

Liquidnet has unveiled its plans for a Q3 2015 launch of its institutional dark pool for corporate bond trading.

Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network, has unveiled its integration with seven Order Management Systems (OMS), helping provide direct connectivity into its inaugural dark pool for corporate bonds, according to a Liquidnet statement.

Liquidnet is scheduling the launch for Q3 2015, which will be the culmination of a consolidated and critical mass of corporate bond liquidity to market participants who aim to capture corporate bond trading benefits and opportunities, presently unavailable in the marketplace.

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Amid a recent survey and strong interest among market participants and buy-side firms, collectively comprising $12.15 trillion in assets under management, Liquidnet’s platform emerged as a strong preference in the corporate bond realm.

At the present, Liquidnet is working with a variety of OMS providers, including Charles River Development, Eze Software Group, Fidessa, LineData and Thinkfolio, as well as two other entities. Liquidnet’s subsequent integration and custom OMS will help to kindle growth across its electronic corporate bond market via a critical mass of liquidity and efficiency measures.

According to Constantinos Antoniades, Head of Liquidnet Fixed Income, in a recent statement on the launch, “Our clients have asked us for a dark pool that enables them to match based on passive blotter-level dark liquidity. By connecting to their existing order management systems, asset managers will have direct access to a protected venue that allows them to exchange natural liquidity with minimum effort and minimum information leakage.

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The functionality, protocols and connectivity of our dark pool will create significant new liquidity in the broader corporate bond universe – not just in the most liquid segment of the market.”

“There is a growing trend among the buy-side community to find new and more efficient ways to access additional liquidity in order to get their trades done. This type of integration is essential in bringing the buy-side together and enhancing the fixed income trading process,” noted Jeffrey Shoreman, President, Eze Software Group, in an accompany statement.

“Integrating with Liquidnet will drive new efficiencies in fixed income trading and is a key step in making the process more electronic. By expanding our partnership with Liquidnet we are able to drive higher levels of satisfaction across our global client base,” reiterated Scott Govoni, Director of Strategic Alliances, Linedata.

Last month, Liquidnet brought in Mark Taylor as its newest senior member of its fixed income sales team. Mr. Taylor joined Liquidnet from HSBC, where he distinguished himself in the bank’s bonds division – he served as its managing director of UK institutional credit sales.

Liquidnet is a paramount institutional equities marketplace, which aggregates a number of global asset managers and public companies onto a single unified network. The group is headquartered in New York City and maintains a presence in Boston, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.

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