Liquidnet has appointed experienced stockbroker Chris Gardener as its new relationship manager, responsible for end-to-end client relationships in Australia.
Mr Gardener will expand the firm’s Australian-based presence, bringing with him over 30 years’ experience working in capital markets servicing clients in Australia.
Mr Gardener will help ensure that members can effectively leverage Liquidnet’s entire execution ecosystem which includes block trading, algo modelling and execution.
Liquidnet’s head of Australia Kate Weidenhofer said that she looked forward to drawing on Mr Gardener’s wealth of expertise to strengthen member relationships.
“Mr Gardener’s strong understanding of Australian financial markets, and of the regional compliance and regulatory frameworks, will be highly beneficial as we continue to grow our Australian operations,” she said.
Liquidnet has noted a record trading of $11.8 billion in Australian Equities over the past year, triggered by an uptick in the use of algo trading solutions by firms who are members of Liquidnet’s network.
“Our members are increasingly using our suite of different technology solutions to improve the execution quality of their block-trades,” said Ms Weidenhofer.
“Chris’ appointment enhances our ability to help buy side traders achieve optimal results that can positively impact fund performance.”
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