Francisco Izawa joins Liquidnet Japan as managing director
09 May 2008 | 2200 views | 0
Liquidnet announces the appointment of Francisco Izawa to the position of managing director of Liquidnet Japan Inc. Francisco will report to Robert Young, Chief Operating Officer, and be responsible for expanding the Liquidnet offering in Japan, including the introduction of on-shore trading of Japanese equities(1) and the implementation of a Japanese language version of the Liquidnet application.
"Francisco has a deep understanding of the unique needs of buy-side traders of Japanese equities," said Young. "Japan is a vital market with tremendous interest from our international Membership of approximately 500 buy-side firms. Francisco is the right person to fully realize the potential to further open Japanese trading opportunities for domestic and institutional traders worldwide."
Since 2000, Francisco worked at Lehman Brothers, serving most recently as Head of Electronic Trading Services, Asia. Under his guidance the department introduced various electronic trading products in Japan. Prior to that, he was the Head of Structured Products distribution at Lehman Brothers. Francisco also worked at Societe Generale where he served as structured product sales and Head of Index Volatility trading in Japan.