New York - Liquidnet, the institutional trading network, has announced that Chris Dennis has joined the company as head of US fixed income sales. Chris will be responsible for sales and strategy as Liquidnet builds out its trading platform scheduled to launch this quarter. Based in New York, he reports directly to Liquidnet's head of Fixed Income Constantinos Antoniades.
"Our network of the world's leading asset managers owns the majority of corporate bonds and they will now have access to a centralized pool of corporate bond liquidity which is key in helping to solve the liquidity crisis. As we look to further expand our platform, Chris's buy side experience along with his strong industry relationships and passion will be instrumental in helping our Members get the most liquidity out of our platform," commented Antoniades.
Chris brings over twelve years of Fixed Income experience to his role. He joins Liquidnet from BlackRock where he was a Director of Investment Grade and High Yield Credit Trading. Prior to that, Chris worked at R3 Capital & Lehman Brothers where he was Vice President of Principal Strategies. He has also held positons at Credit Suisse First Boston and Ernst & Young LLP. Chris is a CFA charter holder and holds a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University as well as a MBA from Columbia Business School.
"I understand firsthand the challenges that bond traders face and the need for technology to make the process more efficient. Liquidnet has a history of driving innovation to solve industry challenges and they will continue to do that with the launch of the first dark pool for corporate bonds," commented Dennis. "I am fortunate to have the opportunity to further build out our community of market participants who will benefit from this solution. The platform is incredibly simple to use and, for the first time, will bring all the liquidity together in one place."