Liquidnet, the premier institutional investment community that enables secure and anonymous block trading of equities, announced today that it has expanded its trading operations to include listed securities in Malaysia. Liquidnet will commence trading in Malaysian equities on November 29, 2010.
"Liquidnet provides the unique and efficient access to institutional-sized liquidity that portfolio managers and traders need to effectively realise regional and global investment ideas," commented Lee Porter, Head of Asia Pacific for Liquidnet. "Emerging markets, such as Malaysia, represent considerable growth opportunities and are therefore increasingly important for global and regional portfolio managers looking to boost the performance of their investments."
With the addition of Malaysia, Liquidnet now offers trading access to 38 equities markets (plus London and Luxembourg GDRs) around the world providing more direct, electronic access to block liquidity than any other alternative trading venue.
John Barker, Head of International for Liquidnet added, "Malaysia represents a growing equity market with very strong prospects. By bringing Malaysia onto our system we are continuing our efforts to provide the most efficient access to global institutional liquidity, and enhancing the trading opportunities for our Members while providing a venue to trade efficiently, anonymously and with minimal market impact."
The launch of Malaysian equities trading follows the expansion of trading to include listed securities from Israel, which commenced on November 1, 2010. In 2010, Liquidnet has added a total of six markets in addition to Israel, including New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovenia.