Liquidnet is partnering with NYSE Euronext to bring greater efficiencies and transparency to the interactions between institutional investors and corporate management.
Liquidnet is launching a new corporate access business with the introduction of InfraRed, which is a proprietary desktop application accessed through NYSEnet system that aggregates institutional demand, news sentiment and block trading data. For the first time, investor relations officers (IROs) and chief financial officers (CFOs) will be able to take a proactive approach in their outreach to their targeted institutional investors. InfraRed is the first offering in a series of future initiatives that Liquidnet will introduce in building its new corporate access business.
“We have always looked for opportunities where technology can be used to greatly improve efficiencies for businesses in the investment sector,” said Seth Merrin, CEO of Liquidnet Holdings. “The corporate access business, in its current state, is highly inefficient and a perfect example of how legacy practices often fail to serve the needs of issuers and investors alike. We set out to change that and we have created a new and innovative model that seamlessly connects issuers and investors. We believe that this new model will mitigate the inherent conflicts that often arise in servicing both the portfolio managers at our member firms and NYSE Euronext’s corporate issuers. The launch of this new business expands the benefits of the Liquidnet community which now includes portfolio managers, analysts and issuers.”
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