Liquidity Finance Secures former Goldman Sachs Director

Top Quote Julia Krivchenko has spent the last five years working at Goldman Sachs International, London as Executive Director of Emerging Markets Institutional Sales. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 05, 2013 - Working on a team of 10 people, Krivchenko focused on US, UK and European Institutional Investors. During her time at Goldman Sachs, she covered Real Money and Levered Money accounts for Credit and Local Markets products and distributed risk across the European, Asian and US time zones by capitalising on curve shape anomalies and relative value opportunities. She also cultivated relationships with a broad base of Hedge Funds and Real Money clients, recognised in the annual Industry Eleonora Survey.

    New Director of EM Institutional Sales: Julia Krivchenko
    Executive Director, Goldman Sachs International (2008-2013)
    Associate, Morgan Stanley (2003-2008)
    Worked with US, UK and European Institutional Investors
    Experience in Real Money and Levered Money accounts
    EM Credit Trading experience and market maker in CDS and Bonds

    "Having worked at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, Julia is one of the most respected salespeople out there and we are very excited about her joining us," comments Faisal Mian, Co-Founder of Liquidity Finance. "When we went out to the key EM investors in Europe and asked who we should hire, her name kept coming up again and again. We are delighted she has chosen to join us."

    Prior to her time at Goldman Sachs, Krivchenko worked at Morgan Stanley London as an Emerging Markets Credit Trader. One of three traders on the London External Credit Desk, she was a market maker in CDS and Bonds for Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt and Israel, amongst others. During this time she traded CDS, Sukuks, Turkish and Middle Eastern banking names in addition to Sovereign credits.

    Krivchenko worked extensively on client franchise and developed the firm's EM brand with customers through maximum transparency and relevant content dissemination.

    Says Krivchenko: "The market is undeniably moving in the direction of electronic systems and Liquidity seems to be in the right position to take advantage of this trend. The people working at Liquidity are some of the best in the industry and I am excited to be a part of this team."

    Krivchenko received her BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York in 2001, followed by an MSc in Philosophy of the Social Sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science in London.

    Liquidity Finance use a unique electronic order matching platform, developed in-house, which allows them to trade with complete objectiveness of flow information.

    Notes for Editors:

    About Liquidity Finance:
    Liquidity Finance LLP was formed to create alternative avenues of liquidity in over-the-counter trading products among professional money managers. They do so by minimising trading costs and improving the quality and objectiveness of flow information. The firm's initial focus is on Emerging Markets and uses a unique electronic order matching platform developed in-house. Founded by Faisal Mian and Jonathan Hinton, Liquidity acts in the best interests of clients by not taking proprietary positions and by charging a fixed commission on executed trades. With its main focus on clients, Liquidity's strength is the quality and experience of its people. The management team at Liquidity have an average of over 15 years of experience dealing with portfolio managers and traders and possesses a specialised understanding of the specific technicalities of the liquidity market. Liquidity prides itself on providing clients with the highest level of discretion, integrity and professionalism. Liquidity has a long-term agreement with Pershing Securities Limited- PSL- (an affiliate arm of the Bank of New York Mellon) to provide clearing and settlement services. PSL assumes all settlement and clearing risk for client trades done by Liquidity. For more information on Liquidity Finance, visit

    About Faisal Mian
    Faisal Mian has worked for 15 years in the finance industry and formerly headed the credit trading desks at Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. He was responsible for assembling the market making team at Lehman Brothers and traded books across the regions. Mian has traded bonds and derivatives originating from Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, among others. His client relationships include portfolio managers and traders from the US, Europe and Asia and he was involved in segmenting clients and establishing a market leading flow franchise at each firm he has worked at. Mian has also been involved in primary issuance efforts and has pitched transactions to sovereign clients ranging from Chile and the Philippines to Turkey and the Seychelles as well as corporate issuers such as Gazprom, Ras Laffan, Kazkommerts Bank and Pemex. Prior to his trading role, Faisal was a research analyst covering telecoms, utilities, banks and sovereigns.

    About Jonathan Hinton
    Jonathan Hinton has worked for 24 years in the finance industry and was most recently the head of Emerging Markets trading at ICAP Plc. He managed one of the largest teams of EM brokers and managed to establish a market leading franchise at ICAP. He was also responsible for merging cash and CDS trading under one umbrella, the first desk in the street to do so. Jon also oversaw the introduction of the electronic trading platform to his client base. Before his 12 years at ICAP, he spent five years at Cantor Fitzgerald on the high grade credit desk and was also involved in setting up the French Franc Eurobonds desk. Jon started his career at Morgan Stanley where he worked on the High Grade fixed income trading desk that he joined from the middle office team.

    For interview opportunities with Faisal Mian or Jonathan Watkins, contact Anna Wallace-Thompson on
    +44 (0)20 73992438 or email anna ( @ ) curzonpr dot com

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