Asian exchanges could attract more block trades via dark pool tie-ups, says Liquidnet

Seth Merrin, Liquidnet

Agency broker Liquidnet, which provides a ‘dark’ trading venue for institutional investors to execute equities trading in blocks, says dark pools are not rivals to exchanges and the company wants to be a dark-pool partner to Asian bourses, with one such partnership set to be unveiled during the first quarter of 2012.

Seth Merrin, founder and chief executive of New York-headquartered Liquidnet, did not specify which Asian exchange it is in talks with, saying an Asian tie-up could follow the model

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