LiquidityBook, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based provider of buy- and sell-side trading solutions, has opened a new office at 383 George St. in Sydney, Australia.
The firm, which added more than 40 new customers in 2018, will use the new office to accommodate its growing team and support its rapid expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
The new office will be opened by Chief Architect Andy Carroll, who joined the firm from Twitter in July 2017. He will be joined by Andre Meintjes, who was recently hired to serve as the firm’s Asia-Pacific Client Services Lead. Meintjes will play a vital role in deploying bespoke enhancements and white-glove support to both APAC-based clients and clients that trade into APAC.
Before joining LiquidityBook, Meintjes served as a Support Officer for ABN AMRO Clearing’s Global Execution Services arm, where he worked closely with all levels of clients to deploy algos for various markets and perform a wide variety of compliance operations, providing follow-the-sun support of equity and future markets. Before ABN AMRO, Meintjes worked in Derivatives Dealing and Operations at Peregrine Derivatives, where he managed DMA and internal trades and was instrumental in setting up risk management systems for the firm’s electronic clients. In all, he has spent well over a decade providing key support services to traders.
In addition to supporting LiquidityBook’s growing team, the new office better positions the firm as it works to expand and provide local service and support to its rapidly growing client base, which has shown an increasing interest in investment opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Commenting on the news, Chief Revenue Officer Sean Sullivan (pictured), says: “We’re very pleased to add Andre to our growing Asia-Pacific team. We’re constantly on the lookout for top-flight talent, and the addition of Andre to our new Australia office represents the latest culmination of that ongoing effort. Our SaaS-based model provides superior value to fund managers around the globe, and we hope to add to our success here, just as we did in the EU with our first global expansion office in London in 2016.”