Institutional Liquidity (ILQ) is a U.S. regulated FDM that provides Forex Liquidity, Risk Management and Custodial Services to its customers. ILQ’s customers may include Banks, Brokers, Broker Dealers, Future Commodities Merchants, Forex Dealer Members, Funds, Fund to Funds, Commodity PoolOperators, Commodity Trading Advisors, and Introducing Brokers. ILQ differentiates itself in the market place by
focusing exclusively on Business to Business (B2B) products and services.
In 2009, ILQ was looking for a place to launch their business. The founder was a CMU alumni and turned to Mt. Pleasant as a possible location. The company was introduced to CMURC and there was an immediate mutual connection. CMURC was able to connect ILQ with high-quality talented interns from the Central Michigan University and provide the technology infrastructure that ILQ needed to maintain the competitive edge. The low cost of living also attracted the company to Mt. Pleasant, as it helped ILQ grow from a 6 employee Start-up to a 41 employee organization leader in the Forex space. In addition, the CMURC was able to connect ILQ with the community and business leaders that have now become an intricate part in the development of the business and has assisted by bridging the gap between ILQ, CMU, the State of Michigan and the community.
The CMURC has continually provided flexible space and lease agreement to accommodate ILQ and their growing needs. Additionally, the CMURC has provided ILQ with a “Leasing Program” in which a portion of ILQ’s rent will be used for relocation expenses if the company were to choose to build in the Mount Pleasant SmartZone. This will not only help with the growth of ILQ but also the growth of Mount Pleasant and the Great Lakes Bay Region.