LiquidityBook buys Messer in effort to beef up portfolio management capabilities

The OEMS provider has purchased the Hong Kong-based PMS provider—but don’t say it’s solely a play for the buy side.

LiquidityBook, a historically buy-side tech shop with ambitions of displacing Fidessa as a favorite sell-side order management system, has made its first acquisition, buying Hong Kong-based Messer Financial Software, a portfolio management and reconciliations solutions provider.

The buy also makes available LBX PMS 2.0, LiquidityBook’s second-gen portfolio management and accounting system, which has been enhanced by Messer. New functionalities—such as accounting and reconciliation workflows

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