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ITG Launches Smart Liquidity(SM) Microsite

New Site Provides Insights into Improving Trading Performance in Fragmented Markets

NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG), a leading agency research broker and financial technology firm, today announced the launch of Smart Liquidity(SM), a multimedia microsite offering strategies for finding and capitalizing on quality liquidity in today's increasingly fragmented markets.

Smart Liquidity delivers strategies and perspectives from ITG's own experts in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including video interviews, blog posts and in-depth research papers. "Traders are grappling with the effects of exchange mergers, fragmentation, algorithm customization, changing regulatory mandates and increased competition for liquidity," said Chris Heckman, Managing Director and Head of Sales and Trading at ITG. "Smart Liquidity is designed to offer traders a dynamic one-stop resource on a wide range of complex and evolving issues in the marketplace."

Topics currently highlighted on Smart Liquidity include:

  • How dark pools lower transaction costs and improve market efficiency.
  • Why improved smart routing is crucial in today's fragmented markets.
  • How traders can use real-time TCA to gain actionable insights.
  • How trading behavior has evolved in post-MIFID Europe.

Smart Liquidity content will be updated weekly and is also accessible via YouTube and iTunes podcasts. For more information, visit http://www.smart-liquidity.com/ (no login required).

About ITG

Investment Technology Group, Inc., is an independent agency research broker that partners with asset managers globally to improve performance throughout the investment process. A leader in electronic trading since launching the POSIT(R) crossing network in 1987, ITG takes a consultative approach in delivering the highest quality institutional liquidity, execution services, analytical tools, and proprietary research insights grounded in data. Asset managers rely on ITG's independence, experience, and intellectual capital to help mitigate risk, improve performance, and navigate increasingly complex markets. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For more information on ITG, please visit http://www.itg.com/.

ITG Media/Investor Contact:

J.T. Farley
(212) 444-6259

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