Liquidnet Extends Algo Capabilities to APAC Region

The APAC region will gain access to the full tranche of algo services from Liquidnet.

Liquidnet, a worldwide institutional trading network, has introduced its Next Gen Algos to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, extending its suite of products to the region in an attempt to extend execution capabilities to institutional traders.

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The launch of Liquidnet’s Algo suite to the APAC region follows after an earlier release of its services to the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region back in January, as well as a US launch in August of last year. Like the case with its EMEA launch, Liquidnet’s APAC Algos will look to expand into one of the largest growth areas, helping tap into a broader market.

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APAC users will gain full access to Liquidnet’s algorithmic (Algo) services, which includes Liquidnet Dark, the portfolio trading Direct-to-Desk algo, as well as the group’s agency trading desk for execution. Moreover, the new extension will garner the use of traditional solutions such as IS, POV, VWAP, TWAP, and Close.

According to Rob Laible, Global Head of Liquidnet’s Execution & Quantitative Services (EQS) Group: “Today’s markets have become increasingly volatile and complex for the buy-side trader to navigate. While every algorithm in the market claims superior performance, the truth is that an algorithm is only as good as the liquidity it accesses.”

Lee Porter, Head of Liquidnet
Lee Porter, Head of APAC, Liquidnet

“Our Next Gen Algo suite taps into Liquidnet’s unique pool of deep, natural liquidity, while also intelligently sourcing liquidity from both the lit and dark markets. Our ability to combine the algorithmic offering with this liquidity provides traders with the opportunity to outperform,” he added.

“Amid an environment of falling liquidity and trade volumes, we were able to help our members find the liquidity they needed. Additionally, Liquidnet has also extended the availability of its Targeted Invitations product into Asia-Pacific, which allows qualifying members to seek out additional block liquidity anonymously within the Liquidnet membership,” reiterated Lee Porter, Head of APAC at Liquidnet.

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