Press release

Liquidnet Launches EU Operations in Dublin

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Liquidnet, the global institutional investment network, announces that
it has launched its EU operations in Dublin. Liquidnet EU Limited
(located in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre), has been
authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a MiFID II investment firm
and MTF operator. This new entity acts as an agency broker, ensuring
Liquidnet continues to provide services to its Member community based in
the European Economic Area (EEA).

Liquidnet began preparations to open an EEA-based presence in early
2017, following the UK invocation of Article 50 to leave the EU. As a
result, and following an extensive evaluation and assessment of
alternative locations, the firm chose to establish a presence in Dublin
in readiness for Brexit. Dublin is a well-established international
financial centre with an appropriate and supportive financial regulatory
regime. As such, it is already home to a significant number of major
financial institutions as well as a growing number of financial
technology firms.

“It is vital that we continue to provide services to all our European
clients, which include some of the world’s biggest institutional
investors following Brexit,” said Simon Ormrod, Chief Operating Officer,
Liquidnet EMEA. “Establishing our presence in Dublin ensures that our
EU-based operations continue to give our clients global access to the
same unique liquidity, innovation, and execution ecosystem that we
currently offer from the UK.”

“In searching for a location for our EU operations, we carefully
reviewed a number of jurisdictions in Europe before concluding that
Dublin offered the regulatory environment and highly skilled workforce
that will enable us to continue to serve our Members’ needs and grow our
business in the region,” Ormrod continued.

About Liquidnet

Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment
network that intelligently connects the world’s investors to the world’s
investments. Since our founding in 1999, our network has grown to
include more than 1,000 institutional investors that collectively manage
$33 trillion in equity and fixed income assets. Our network spans 46
markets across six continents and seamlessly connects institutional
brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and a
growing list of data and research providers. We built Liquidnet to make
global capital markets more efficient, and continue to do so by adding
additional participants, enabling trusted access to trading and
investment opportunities, and delivering the actionable intelligence and
insight that our customers need. For more information, visit
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© 2019 Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Liquidnet, Inc. is
a member of FINRA/SIPC. Liquidnet Europe Limited is authorised and
regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, is licensed by
the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in South Africa, and is a member
of the London Stock Exchange and a remote member of the Warsaw Stock
Exchange. Liquidnet EU Limited is authorised and regulated by the
Central Bank of Ireland. Liquidnet Canada Inc. is a member of the
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and a member of
the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Liquidnet Asia Limited is
regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for Type 1
and Type 7 regulated activities and is regulated by the Monetary
Authority of Singapore as a Recognized Market Operator. Liquidnet Japan
Inc. is regulated by the Financial Services Agency of Japan and is a
member of JSDA/JIPF. Liquidnet Australia Pty Ltd. is registered with the
Australian Securities and Investment Commission as an Australian
Financial Services Licensee, AFSL number 312525, and is registered with
the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority as a Financial Service
Provider, FSP number FSP3781. Liquidnet Singapore Private Limited is
regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Capital Markets
Services Licensee, CMSL number CMS 100757-1.