Exclusive: Nichola Hunter to lead Liquidnet’s fixed income sales

Dan Barnes
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Block-trading and agency execution specialist, Liquidnet, has appointed Nichola Hunter as global head of sales for fixed income.

Hunter will be responsible for growing client relationships, based in London, and will report directly to Liquidnet’s global head of fixed income, Mark Russell.

Russell said, “Our fixed income business is developing at pace. In just a matter of months, we’ve introduced new protocols to trade both primary and secondary markets. We’ve also expanded geographically. As we continue on our mission to support the full lifecycle of a bond and a trader’s need for execution choices, Nichola’s knowledge and expertise will be a key factor in our ability to harmonise the offering and ensure it is truly tailored to the needs of the industry. I am delighted she is on board.”

Hunter brings over 25 years of experience in banking and electronic trading. She has played a significant role in driving the evolution of the fixed income market. Prior to Liquidnet, she was head of rates at MarketAxess, a firm she joined following the acquisition of LiquidityEdge, where she served as CEO. Prior to LiquidityEdge, Hunter held senior positions at ICAP including co-head of EBS Market, global head of product management for EBS and global head of client services for ICAP’s electronic broking business.

Hunter said, “The combination of Liquidnet’s state-of-the-art electronic platform covering all aspects of the trading lifecycle, combined with the distribution and reach that comes with being part of TP ICAP group, the world’s largest interdealer broker, distinguishes our offer in the market. I am excited to join the team and to help drive the next stage in its growth strategy.”