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Liquidnet names Rob Laible as head of global performance

Rob Laible has joined Liquidnet as head of the firm’s global performance team.

Based in New York, Laible will work in close coordination with the sales, technology and product development teams across all regions with primary responsibility for leading and driving the marketing, sales, execution, and servicing of Liquidnet’s algorithmic trading services, execution desks and analytics as well as management of its liquidity partner relationships.
 
He will be a member of the leadership team reporting to Liquidnet’s chief operating officer, John Kelly.
 
“We continue to focus on integrating all of our solutions and identifying ways to drive institutional investment performance for our community of the world’s leading asset managers. Bringing someone with Rob’s significant industry experience on board is a crucial step in being able to better deliver these value-added solutions in a compelling and seamless way,” says Kelly. “Over the last year we have added a number of high-calibre, seasoned executives to our team which is a testament to the culture we have here at Liquidnet and the unique value we provide in the market.”
 
Laible brings more than 20 years of experience to the role. He recently relocated back to the US from Hong Kong where he was head of programme trading and electronic execution for Asia at Macquarie Securities. He joined Macquarie from Nomura where he was head of electronic trading and programme trading sales for Asia. Prior to that, he was head of Lehman Brothers’ prime services origination & electronic trading in Asia. Laible spent more than a decade at ITG, helping to build the agency broker and technology firm through developing its advanced trading technologies.
 
“I am excited to be joining Liquidnet at this interesting time for our industry. Liquidnet has always been one of the most innovative companies on the Street and has remained focused on creating a more efficient market where the buy side can execute large trades while also being able to access a full suite of services designed to increase investment performance. I look forward to working with Liquidnet’s members and the company to further build out these services as well as deliver the next generation of trading intelligence applications,” says Laible.

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