Liquidnet, the global institutional trading network, has appointed Oliver Hauer as sales director, Germany in the firm’s London-based EMEA team.
Hauer will be responsible for further strengthening and developing relationships with Liquidnet’s community of asset management firms in the region.
He will report directly to Tony Booth, head of sales for Liquidnet Europe.
The appointment follows the launch last year of a block trading service on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra MidPoint with Liquidnet acting as the first block agent.
Mark Pumfrey, head of EMEA, Liquidnet, says: “We saw our European business grow significantly in 2013 as investors’ appetite for equities and their desire to trade with like-minded counterparties grew. Building our business in Germany is key to our overall European expansion strategy and the appointment of Oliver will help us to attract more institutional investors based there.”
Hauer joins from one of Germany’s leading securities trading banks, where he was a director in the Institutional sales trading team. Prior to this he held senior equity sales trading roles in the UK and Germany at institutions.