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History

The Evolution of a World Leader

The merger of Knight Capital and GETCO created one of the world’s leading technology-enabled market makers and agency execution providers. Our combined scale, complementary operations, world-class technical expertise and capabilities provide an unparalleled growth platform to attract new customers, investors and talented traders and technologists.

Knight Capital

Knight Capital Group, Inc., formerly Knight/Trimark Group, Inc., was founded in 1995 as a consortium of broker-dealers to efficiently trade retail order flow and soon became one of the world’s leading market makers. The company continued to expand business operations, asset classes and geographies to serve a wider array of institutional needs and create electronic marketplaces.

GETCO

Recognizing a paradigm shift in the financial markets, GETCO’s founders saw that technology would fundamentally change the way the markets function. And they created GETCO to bring these new possibilities to life, for all types of market participants. Ultimately, GETCO became a leading market maker working on three continents, across four asset classes, on over 50 markets around the world.