Liquidnet, now part of interdealer broker TP ICAP, has appointed Nichola Hunter as its new global head of sales for fixed income.
As part of her new role, Hunter will be responsible for growing client relationships at the firm.
She brings more than 25 years’ experience in banking and electronic trading to Liquidnet, joining from MarketAxess where she operated as head of rates.
Prior to that, Hunter served as chief executive officer of LiquidityEdge which was acquired by MarketAxess in 2019.
“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.”
Before LiquidityEdge, she held various senior roles 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.
“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,” said Hunter.
Based in London, she will report to Mark Russell, global head of fixed income at Liquidnet.
“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,” said Russell.
“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.”