September Surge for Dark Pools

October 2008
Securities Industry News;10/6/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 35, p1
Trade Publication
The article looks at how independent dark liquidity pools are benefitting from the market turmoil spurred by the collapsed of several financial institutions. It highlights U.S.-based Liquidnet report that their market share rose about thirty percent during the week of Sept 15, 2008, making it the best week in the firm's history. The buy-side block-trading platform continues to have record-crossing rates while overall market volumes dropped forty-three percent in two weeks time. The effects and implications of the shift in the market are discussed.


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