One-minute clip: Liquidnet lifts the veil on dark pool sentiment

Jun 24, 2011
<p>John Adam on how IR professionals can follow the trail of institutional investors to uncover trading trends.</p>

John Adam, head of research at Liquidnet, says IROs are concerned about macro conditions and whether they point to a double-dip recession. In turn, they want to know how institutions are reacting, and whether there’s a preponderance of equities buying or selling.

Adam describes how Liquidnet, a dark pool trading platform, created InfraRed in partnership with the NYSE to ‘lift the veil’ off institutional sentiment. ‘The more transparency we can provide [to IROs], the more control we can give them in a very volatile market,’ he says. Two-year-old InfraRed now has around 500 users. 

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