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Market Making

One of the World’s Largest Independent Market Makers

As a leading global market maker, KCG builds the connections that deliver high-quality execution for our clients and creates more efficient markets around the world.

State-of-the-art, resilient systems handle extraordinary share volume on a daily basis. Our infrastructure is global, allowing us to make markets and serve clients in the US and international markets, across multiple asset classes.

Where experience and insight meet advanced technology.

Electronic trading combined with experienced traders allows KCG to provide among the highest retail order execution quality in the industry. We are the largest US equities market maker by volume and are connected to nearly every market center, including exchanges and ATSs, as well as directly to thousands of other market participants around the globe. In small-and mid-cap securities where liquidity is harder to find, our leading market share helps us to help our clients find the other side of the trade. KCG also can act as market maker and commit capital to buy securities from or sell to our clients, providing liquidity that may not be readily available, and allowing opportunities for price improvement.

KCG plays a vital role in the market by continually buying and selling, reducing friction and allowing all investors to easily buy and sell what they want, when they want, with minimal market impact. We serve this purpose today in the equities, fixed income, and commodities.

  • Broker-dealers seeking best execution on behalf of their clients send their orders to KCG. In small-and mid-cap securities where liquidity is harder to find, our leading market share helps us to help our clients find the other side of the trade.

  • KCG’s direct-to-client market making team generates tremendous buy and sell activity that sophisticated clients can access through KCG Acknowledge. Designed to help clients improve efficiency and lower costs, these access points to our deep, off-exchange liquidity help clients looking to have a tailored experience, minimize market impact and generate high fulfillment rates in Equities, and Fixed Income.

  • While market making is an electronically-enabled process, KCG provides personal service to build strong relationships, quickly answer inquiries and resolve trading issues. Our market makers, relationship managers and operations specialists serve as a single point of contact for meeting your demands and helping determine the right strategy or service for your needs.