New York, NY - Aug. 7, 2012 - Effective Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, all New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NYSE MKT securities as well as staff, operations and systems responsibility will return to the Designated Market Maker (DMM) unit of Knight Capital Americas LLC from GETCO LLC in light of the completion of Knight Capital's recapitalization plan.
In accordance with applicable rules, the NYSE and NYSE MKT temporarily assigned custodial responsibility for approximately 524 NYSE and 156 NYSE MKT listed securities from Knight's DMM unit to the GETCO DMM on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
"Knight and GETCO have demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership in serving the best interests of investors, our listed issuers and market stability," said Larry Leibowitz, Chief Operating Officer, NYSE Euronext. "We applaud the teamwork and collaboration by all parties involved to ensure smooth, efficient and seamless transitions."
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com.
Founded in 1999, GETCO is a leading global market maker with over 400 Associates located in
Chicago, New York, Palo Alto, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. The firm's primary business involves both buying and selling securities to provide two-sided markets on exchanges around the world. The liquidity GETCO supplies allows investors to immediately transfer securities positions while saving money on trading costs. In addition, the firm provides customers with algorithmic, routing and execution services through its client services arm, GETCO Execution Services.
Knight Capital Group (NYSE Euronext: KCG) is a global financial services firm that provides access to the capital markets across multiple asset classes to a broad network of clients, including broker-dealers, institutions and corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. with a global presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.