Survey: use of dark pools to increase in 2009

Liquidnet's annual survey, the Buy-Side Voice, includes responses from 590 market participants, covering issues such as alternative liquidity sources, impact of regulatory and market conditions on trading, and perceptions of their counterparty relationships.

The survey results suggest a relationship between declining exchange volumes, increased market volatility, and greater buy-side interest in alternative execution venues, according to Liquidnet.

"The vast majority of survey participants predict