NEW YORK, Dec. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LIQD), a provider of cloud-based investment management solutions for the financial community, today filed a current report on Form 8-K (the "Form 8-K") describing demand letters for payment delivered to QuantX Management for delinquent payments owed Liquid pursuant to services agreements and certain notes receivable contracted between the two firms. In connection with the demand letters, Liquid notified QuantX of its intention to suspend the company's access to Liquid's technology and services on January 8, 2015.
"We are disappointed by the failure of QuantX to meet its contractual obligations. Since our inception, QuantX has been a valuable and important relationship that helped accelerate the growth of our client base as well as our understanding of the intricate workflows between managed account platforms and single-manager hedge funds," said Brian Storms, CEO of Liquid Holdings Group. "QuantX accounts for a significant portion of our revenue."
For the quarter that ended September 30, 2014, QuantX accounted for 61% of Liquid's software services revenue, while managers to whom QuantX allocated investment capital represented an additional 34% of software services revenue. Liquid expects that there will be no interruption of services to the managers having a QuantX allocation, though no assurance can be given that they will continue as our customers.
Liquid currently provides services to 25 customers independent of the QuantX relationship, of which 7 were billed in the current quarter and another 18 were in various stages of onboarding. While the Form 8-K identifies changes in revenue and certain relationships, the suspension has no impact on any other Liquid Holdings clients or the company's daily operations.
Liquid also notified Ferdinand Trading LLC and Brian Ferdinand, a co-founder and former director of Liquid, of the company's termination of a consulting agreement between the parties. Liquid also delivered a demand notice to Ferdinand Capital LLC declaring the unpaid principal amount of a term note and related obligations owed by Ferdinand Capital to be immediately due and payable.
Additional disclosure is available in the Form 8-K which is available on the web site of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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. Liquid was recently named 2014 Best Risk Management Provider by HFM, 2014 Best Global Risk Management Software Company and Best USA Global Risk Management Software Company by the readers of Hedgeweek, as well as 2014 Best Cloud Provider and Best Fin Tech Operations Startup by FTF News.
Headquartered in New York City, Liquid Holdings Group was formed in 2012. For more information, please visit www.liquidholdings.com.
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This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements include, among others, statements regarding the suspension of the Company's services to QuantX and the non-impact of the suspension of QuantX on the Company's operations and its non-QuantX clients. These statements are based on our beliefs and assumptions, which in turn are based on currently available information. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict and you should be aware that the occurrence of certain events, including those referenced in the sections titled "Risk Factors" in our 2013 Form 10-K or our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, could harm our business, prospects, results of operations, liquidity and financial condition. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results or performance. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we are under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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