Liquidnet, an institutional investment community, has expanded its services by allowing its members to trade equities in Estonia and Lithuania using its platform.

With this addition, Liquidnet now trades in 34 equity markets across five continents, plus London- and Luxembourg-listed GDRs.

The addition of these new markets expands Liquidnet’s presence in Central and Eastern Europe, with Poland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia and 18 other European markets available for trading.

John Barker, head of international for Liquidnet, said: “Our members across Asia Pacific, Europe and America can now trade equities in Lithuania and Estonia, which are showing signs of recovery after a difficult 2009. Of particular interest to our members is Estonia, which could soon become the seventeenth EU member state to adopt the euro as its currency.

“We endeavour to bring the buy-side unrivalled access to markets across the globe, whilst providing a secure and efficient environment in which to trade. Liquidnet now offers trading in 34 markets worldwide, including 29 in Europe, with plans to increase our coverage of other markets in Europe, Latin America and Asia later this year.”