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Liquidity’s Annual Charity Trading Day Marks $1 Million Raised in Support of EMPower

On March 22nd, Liquidity Finance held its 9th Annual Trading Day in support of EMpower.  Liquidity staff donated 100% of revenues generated on the day to EMpower causes and raised $67,000, marking $1 million in total contributions over the past 9 years.

EMpower is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide disadvantaged young people in emerging markets with the resources, skills, mentorship and opportunities to improve their lives and in turn help better their families, communities and the world around them. Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes strategic investments in locally-led organizations and partners with them to improve the lives of at-risk young people.

Faisal Mian, co-founder of Liquidity, commented, “We would like to thank our valuable clients for working with Liquidity Finance to support those less fortunate than ourselves. I would also like to commend our staff who give up their compensation one day each year for a very noble cause. It sends a great message to our industry on behalf of the wonderful people working at Liquidity to come together to help those who need it – it makes me very proud”.
To learn more about EMpower, please visit: www.empowerweb.org

Liquidity hires Dean Tyler to further strengthen its Emerging Markets trading platform

Dean Tyler has joined Liquidity Finance as Managing Director to broaden the firm’s coverage in Emerging Markets credit and local currency bonds with European asset managers.  In addition, he will help with the development of the firm’s electronic trading platform, LiquidityDirect.  Dean will be based in London and will report to Faisal Mian and Jon Hinton, co-founders of Liquidity.

Dean brings a 20 year track record with a valuable combination of both sell-side and buy-side experience. Most recently Dean built FICC distribution platforms for Haitong Securites, Sberbank CIB and VTB Capital in London, New York, Moscow, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. “I have watched Liquidity go from strength to strength since its inception. It has a leading position in the global EM space with a dedicated team focusing on both external debt and local currency markets.  I’m excited to be a part of its continuing growth as it expands geographically and strengthens its tech offering,” commented Dean.

Faisal Mian added, “We are pleased to have Dean join us at Liquidity.  He is a seasoned professional who will help us strengthen our distribution platform and further expand our client base.   Dean will also be involved in our electronic trading strategy and in our recruitment effort.   His experience in Russia will be very useful to us in deepening our local currency EM capabilities.”

Liquidity hires Simon Livesey to build local currency Emerging Markets trading platform

Simon Livesey has joined Liquidity Finance as Managing Director to lead the firm’s expansion into local currency denominated Emerging Markets bond trading.  Simon will be based in London and will report to Faisal Mian and Jon Hinton, co-founders of Liquidity.

Prior to joining Liquidity, Simon spent 17 years at Citigroup where he was instrumental in building a market leading local EM franchise.  He has extensive product expertise including cash, derivatives, commodities and FX, and was a Managing Director in Emerging Markets Sales covering institutional money managers.  “Liquidity has already developed a successful external EM debt trading platform.  Launching local EM trading is a logical step to diversify the firm’s product range and deepen its client base in a changing market environment, and I am excited to be part of this growth,” commented Simon.

Faisal Mian added, “Establishing a local currency trading platform is a key pillar of our growth strategy and we are pleased to have someone of Simon’s stature start this effort at Liquidity. Hopefully, he is the first of many hires.  Local markets account for over 50% of total Emerging Markets debt trading volumes and we are committed to building a strong footprint in this space.”

Liquidity ranked #1 in the Investec Mid-Market 100 Study

Liquidity Finance has joined the elite top 100 of British mid-market private companies measured by sustainable growth.

The Investec Mid-Market 100 list produced with Experian, ranks the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK with a turnover of £10 million or above. The Mid-Market 100 provides a ranking of the fastest-growing mid-market private companies in the UK. To ensure the research captures sustainable growth, companies are ranked on the four-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of turnover.

The list was covered in THE TIMES on 27th June, 2016 and published online at http://investec.co.uk/midmarket IV-Mid-Market-100-Awarded-2016-CMYK

Liquidity Finance LP hires Cristiano Leao to boost its Latam EM trading franchise

Liquidity Finance LP hires Cristiano Leao, who is joining from BTG Pactual, as the specialist trading firm continues to expand its Emerging Markets bond trading platform across geographies.   Liquidity launched its US operations in 2013 and has built a strong team of experienced market professionals and a global institutional client base.

 

Cristiano, who previously held senior EM and Credit trading roles at UBS, BNP Paribas, RBS and most recently BTG Pactual, will focus on strengthening Liquidity’s coverage of the local banking sector and asset management community across Latin America, particularly Brazil.  He will be based in Stamford, Connecticut and report to Dan Mullineaux, who heads Liquidity’s US business.

 

“We are excited to have Cristiano on board”, says Dan Mullineaux.   “Cristiano is well known in the industry and will enhance our coverage of the local emerging markets institutions”.   Faisal Mian, founder of Liquidity Finance LLP, says,  “Having established a broad footprint for EM product with global fund managers and hedge funds with offices in London, US and Dubai, we see the development of the local EM franchise as a key to our continued growth”.

 

Liquidity Finance LP is a US broker-dealer and a member of FINRA, specialising in Emerging Markets debt securities trading on a riskless principal basis.   Its parent, Liquidity Finance LLP, is based in London, UK and regulated by the FCA.

EMpower Trading Day - A Great Success

On October 29th, Liquidity Finance held its Seventh Annual Trading Day for EMpower.  Liquidity staff volunteered their time and 100% of revenues generated on the day to EMpower causes.   We would like to thank our clients for helping us raise a total of $130,000.

Over the last 7 years, we have raised an impressive $940,000 for Empower with the support of our valuable clients.

EMpower is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide disadvantaged young people in emerging markets with the resources, skills, mentorship and opportunities to improve their lives and in turn help better their families, communities and the world around them.

Founded in 2000 by financial professionals from the EM community who wanted to give back to the countries where they did business, EMpower makes grants to local organizations working to improve conditions in their communities. To learn more about Empower, please go to their website: www.empowerweb.org

Liquidity Finance opens Dubai Office

Liquidity Finance is expanding its activities across to the Middle East and North Africa with its new branch office opening in Dubai, UAE.

Leveraging the firm’s established operations in London, UK and Stamford, USA, Liquidity Finance’s Dubai office is ideally positioned to service the institutional client base in the MENA region and facilitate cross regional flows in Emerging Markets securities.  The Dubai branch will be headed by Nirannjan Khiani who joined Liquidity Finance from National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

 

Liquidity Finance LLP (Dubai) is an authorized branch office registered in the DIFC and regulated by the DFSA (Ref. F002939).