Knight Capital Group is a global financial services firm that provides access to the capital markets across multiple asset classes to a
broad network of clients, including buy- and sell-side firms and corporate issuers.
The firm engages in market making and trading across global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, options and futures. Knight is a leading provider of liquidity in U.S. equities among all securities firms across NYSE- and NASDAQ-listed stocks, ETFs and Over-the-Counter Bulletin
Board (OTCBB) securities.
Founded in 1995, Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, and has a global presence across the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm has four
operating segments, Market Making, Institutional Sales and Trading, Electronic Execution Services and Corporate and Other.
Market Making includes all global market making across regions and asset classes. In addition to the electronic market making in U.S.
equities, the segment includes cash market making, designated market maker (DMM) services at the NYSE, market making in European equities
and U.S. options, and non-client quantitative trading.
Institutional Sales and Trading
Institutional Sales and Trading covers a range of activities including full service sales and trading across global equities, fixed
income, ETFs and options, research, equity and debt capital markets, reverse mortgage origination and HMBS securitization, and asset
Electronic Execution Services
Electronic Execution Services consists of electronic trading products that provide clients with market access, speed and trading
efficiencies. The offering includes Knight Direct, Knight Hotspot FX and Knight BondPoint.
Corporate and Other
The Corporate and Other segment includes strategic investments primarily in financial services-related ventures, clearing and settlement
activity, corporate overhead expenses and all other expenses that are not attributable to the other reporting segments.
Knight (NYSE Euronext: KCG) trades on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States and NYSE Euronext in Europe.