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Instinet Names Ian Lauder New Head of Liquidity Strategy, Asia-Pacific

Instinet Pacific Limited has appointed Ian Lauder as an Executive Director in the newly-created role of Head of Liquidity Strategy, Asia-Pacific.

Lauder joins Instinet from Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), where he served as SVP of Global Client Development in the Markets division. He previously spent over nine years at London Stock Exchange Group as Head of European Business Development, Turquoise, based in London, and later as Turquoise Head of Asia Business Development 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. We’re very pleased to bring him into the Instinet family at this exciting time,” said Stuart Knowling, CEO 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.”

Ian Lauder, Instinet

With experience in managing lit and non-displayed order books, electronic block trading, quote-driven markets, and RFQ services, Lauder has spent much of his career building user communities and growing participant-focused, technologically advanced environments.

Lauder said: “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. I’ve known the talented team there for many years, and am pleased to now join them as a colleague. In particular, the application of Instinet’s technology expertise and liquidity franchise will bring strong client benefits in expanding our non-displayed liquidity services.”