Former Turquoise business development head joins Instinet to head up APAC liquidity strategy 

New head of liquidity strategy for Asia Pacific previously worked at HKEX and spent almost a decade at the London Stock Exchange Group’s Turquoise.  

A former head of business development at the London Stock Exchange Group’s trading venue Turquoise has joined Instinet to lead its liquidity strategy in Asia Pacific.

Ian Lauder joins the agency broker from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) where he was senior vice president of global client development in the markets division for the last year and a half.

Prior to joining HKEX in 2020, Lauder spent almost a decade at LSEG’s multilateral trading facility (MTF), Turquoise, as head of business development for Europe in London and later for Asia in Hong Kong.

“Ian is known for his depth of expertise in liquidity and market micro-structure across the Asia-Pacific region. He brings with him over fifteen years of experience in the creation of innovative platforms in this highly complex ecosystem,” said Stuart Knowling, chief executive of Instinet Asia Pacific.

“The region continues to be a dynamic and compelling marketplace both to domestic and global investors. Ian’s insights into liquidity flows, combined with his well-established relationships across the buy-side and sell-side, will bring tremendous value to our upcoming strategic liquidity and block trading initiatives.”

Lauder’s appointment is the second major liquidity focused move at Instinet in the last year after it hired head of liquidity and managing director at proprietary trading firm Tower Research Capital Europe, Simon Dove, to head up liquidity strategy business in Europe.

“I am delighted to join Instinet, a firm with an enviable reputation and history for being tech-savvy, client-centric, and both practical and genuinely visionary,” said Lauder. “In particular, the application of Instinet’s technology expertise and liquidity franchise will bring strong client benefits in expanding our non-displayed liquidity services.”