Launches & Closures

Liquidnet launches Malaysian equities trading


US-based Liquidnet has extended its off-exchange trading service, offering listed securities in Malaysia at a time when institutional investors are looking to emerging markets for growth opportunities.

The firm, one of the largest providers of block trading for both long-only and hedge funds, views Malaysia as a growing equity market with strong prospects. The country, along with other emerging markets, “represent considerable growth opportunities and are therefore increasingly important for global and regional portfolio managers looking to boost the performance of their investments,” said Lee Porter, Liquidnet head of Asia Pacific.

Liquidnet trades regionally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea,