Liquidnet appoints Fidelity’s Brian Conroy as President

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Liquidnet, the global institutional investment network, has appointed Brian Conroy as its President, effective immediately.

Brian Conroy will be based in New York and will work in partnership with CEO and Founder, Seth Merrin.

Conroy has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Liquidnet, he worked for Fidelity International in London, where he served as President and was responsible for strategic direction and oversight of the firm’s international asset management and distribution businesses across 25 countries. Conroy was also President of Fidelity Capital Markets and Global Head of Equity Trading in Boston for FMR. Throughout his career he also worked for JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO and SAC LLC.

Seth Merrin

Seth Merrin, CEO and Founder

Seth Merrin, Liquidnet CEO and Founder, commented:

Liquidnet has brought a lot of innovation to the financial industry, and there is so much more we want to do. Brian thinks like we do, acts like we do, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that supplements our own. We are very excited and believe that Brian is uniquely qualified to lead our new businesses that address our Members’ largest focus, outperforming their benchmarks, and uncovering new sources of alpha generation.

As a global fintech that has fostered a network of over 1000 asset managers, Liquidnet has a unique position in the marketplace today,” said Conroy. “I am energized by the company’s commitment to delivering innovative technology that solves for large market inefficiencies. Liquidnet has a long history of partnering with the buy side to build long-lasting solutions together, and I look forward to joining the team.

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