Liquid Holdings Joins FIS Group Ecosystem of Service Providers Dedicated to Helping Emerging Investment Managers

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NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIQD), a provider of a single platform that integrates order, execution, and risk management as well as reporting and shadow NAV in the cloud for the financial services community, today announced it will be among the first group of approved service providers included in the FIS Group Ecosystem. FIS Group, an innovative leader in sourcing and building emerging manager portfolios, created the Ecosystem to assist talented entrepreneurial portfolio managers in the formation and strengthening of new asset management firms.

Funded entirely by revenue generated from FIS Group's core business and provided at no cost to the managers, the Ecosystem leverages FIS Group's relationships in the market place to negotiate discounts from shared service vendors and facilitate introductions to potential capital providers. As one of the initial group of 17 select service providers in the Ecosystem, the Liquid platform will be offered as an option to emerging investment managers looking to institutionalize their business while meeting increased investor demands for transparency. Thus far, FIS has opened the Ecosystem platform to managers approved on their buy list as well as to managers currently in their due diligence pipeline.

"We are thrilled to partner with Liquid Holdings, who shares our commitment to making it possible for talented entrepreneurs to overcome the cost constraints typically associated with the investment management industry," said Tina Byles Williams, CEO of FIS Group.

"We are very impressed with and excited to participate in this initiative, empowering emerging investment managers to build successful, long-term businesses," said Brian Storms, CEO of Liquid. "We look forward to working with FIS to get new managers activated on our platform so they can focus on generating alpha and raising capital through a smarter infrastructure."

The Liquid platform is a smarter, simpler solution for emerging and established investment managers - freeing up their time to manage the fund by eliminating unnecessary and outdated infrastructure and time-consuming middle-office processes. Unlike other solutions, the platform is purpose-built for alternative asset managers, powered by a proprietary cloud, and backed by managed services. Moving to a single, real-time environment across trading, portfolio and risk management, combined with investor reporting and shadow NAV helps managers drive better insights into portfolio performance and raise more capital, while institutionalizing their businesses with repeatable, secure controls over disaster recovery, business continuity, data management, and broker reconciliations.

About FIS Group

FIS Group is a full-service investment management firm that provides customized manager of managers investment solutions for institutional investors. For 18 years, FIS Group has delivered risk-adjusted returns by identifying high skill, high active share entrepreneurial managers that have gone largely undiscovered by the institutional investor community. Unique among its peers, FIS Group enhances risk adjusted returns by using macro strategy insights to allocate capital among the managers and/or through a tactical overlay strategy. The firm's culture is a fusion of relentless curiosity and a scientific, disciplined process.

About Liquid Holdings Group

Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIQD) is a cloud-based technology and managed services provider to the global hedge fund and active trading markets. Liquid's solutions are delivered efficiently and securely through the cloud in a SaaS model. The Liquid platform was purpose built to manage the entire trade lifecycle by seamlessly integrating multi-currency, multi-asset trade order management and execution with real-time risk, portfolio management and shadow account reporting through a single solution. The Company offers the Liquid platform or any of its components on a subscription basis to hedge fund managers, asset managers, family offices and financial institutions worldwide.

Headquartered in New York City, Liquid Holdings Group was formed in 2012. For more information, please visit

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