Buy-side crossing network and agency brokerage Liquidnet has appointed AEGON Asset Management's Adrian Fitzpatrick as the first non-executive director on the board of Liquidnet Europe.
Fitzpatrick has more than 30 years' experience in the fund management industry and has been selected to help Liquidnet in developing its European strategy.
Currently European head of investment dealing at AEGON Asset Management, Fitzpatrick is responsible for all aspects of trading across asset classes for the Netherlands-based asset management firm. Fitzpatrick previously held roles at fund management firm Ivory & Sime over a period of 23 years, finishing as head of trading and manager of five dealing subsidiaries of investment trusts. He was also formerly co-chair of trading platform provider NYSE Euronext's ITAC traders group.
“Adrian has impressive experience in asset management and his appointment as non-executive director will allow us to draw on his considerable insights in expanding our offering both to existing and new members,” commented John Barker, head of international for Liquidnet.
Liquidnet currently provides access to 36 global equity markets, following the recent expansion of its operations to include both Mexican and New Zealand stocks.