Liquidnet, the premier institutional investment community, today announced that Damian Kington has been named Head of Global Marketing at Liquidnet responsible for the development, oversight, and implementation of the global marketing plans for Liquidnet and its related businesses in North America, Europe and Asia.
He will relocate to Liquidnet's New York office from the United Kingdom and report directly to Alfred Eskandar, Head of U.S. Equities.
"As Liquidnet continues to expand globally, it's more important than ever that we have a strategic marketing function in place. Damian has a proven track record in developing marketing programs that have solidified Liquidnet's leadership position in all markets where we operate," said Eskandar. "We will continue to benefit from his deep understanding of the global markets and his ability to develop programs that showcase our products and expertise. We are thrilled to have him as part of the team."
Kington joined Liquidnet in 2008 as Head of international Marketing & Communications - EMEA for Liquidnet Europe Limited where he oversaw all marketing activities for Europe, Asia and Canada reporting directly to Managing Director John Barker. In this role, he established a global marketing program that has raised the profile for Liquidnet and its institutional block trading platform in more than 36 markets globally. Most recently, he was responsible for the launch of Mexican and New Zealand equities trading.
Prior to that, Kington worked at Perpetual Limited, one of Australia's largest fund managers, where he was the marketing communications manager responsible for developing and managing marketing communication strategies and tactics for the high-net-worth Private Clients channel. He has also held marketing positions at firms that include Advance Asset Management, the funds management arm of St. George Bank and INVESCO Trimark Investments. Kington holds a bachelor of business degree in Communications from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.