LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ --

Liquidnet Europe Limited won Best Overall Execution Venue at the TradeTech European Awards 2008 this week in Paris, beating out six other finalists for the distinction. The annual Awards identify the best performance and contributions to trading in Europe and showcase "successful innovations" in market technology solutions. The judging panel, consisting of journalists, consultants, traders, and technology providers, awarded Liquidnet Europe in recognition of its ability to offer users "an excellent, reliable, rapid and cost efficient execution."

About Liquidnet

Liquidnet is an electronic marketplace that facilitates institutional equities trading for asset management firms worldwide. By accessing liquidity from multiple liquidity sources -- including a natural liquidity pool of more than seven billion shares globally -- Liquidnet's unique trading model consolidates and delivers the institutional equities market directly to the desktops of approximately 500 buy-side trading firms. This greatly reduces the impact of market fragmentation, minimizes opportunity costs and delivers substantial market impact savings that are then passed on to individual investors. Launched in 2001, Liquidnet now trades in 29 equity markets across five continents. Liquidnet is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Toronto, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Additional company information is available online at

(C) 2008 Liquidnet Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Liquidnet, Inc. is a member of FINRA/SIPC. Liquidnet Europe Limited is regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority and is a member of the London Stock Exchange. Liquidnet Canada Inc. is a member of IDA/CIPF. Liquidnet Asia Limited is regulated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission as a licensed dealer and a provider of automated trading services pursuant to the Securities and Futures Ordinance and is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Recognised Market Operator. Liquidnet Japan Inc. is regulated by the Financial Services Agency of Japan and is a member of JSDA/JIPF. Liquidnet Australia Pty Ltd is a licensed corporation under the Corporations Act of Australia, AFSL number 312525.

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Jim Gorman of Liquidnet Corporate Communications, +1-646-674-2145,