Liquidnet execution specialist departs for BlackRock

Departing execution consultant had been with Liquidnet for the last five and a half years after also spending eight and a half years at ITG.

A senior execution consultant at Liquidnet has left the firm after five and a half years to join the global trading team at BlackRock, The TRADE can reveal.

According to an update on social media, Joe Fields has joined BlackRock’s trading team as a trading performance and cost expert.

“After almost five and a half fantastic years at Liquidnet it is time for me to embark on a new challenge. I have learned so much and am grateful to everyone I have worked with, both past and present,” Fields said in his update.

“A special mention to Gareth Exton and Leon Mouzourakis and everyone on the EQS team for the guidance and steer I have received; I have learned a lot from you all. I have no doubt that Liquidnet will continue growing and innovating and I am excited to watch that happen from the outside.”

He joins after spending the last five and a half years at Liquidnet, most recently as a senior execution consultant. He originally joined the firm in May 2017 as an execution consultant in electronic trading.

Previously in his career, Fields spent eight and a half years at ITG, spending almost half of that time in an algorithmic trading execution focused role.