CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GETCO, a global market maker, today announced that Edward Boyle is joining the firm. Mr. Boyle will focus on GETCO's relationships with exchanges and trading platforms and business strategy development. He will begin in early January 2011.
"Ed is a widely respected thought leader in global market structure issues," said GETCO co-founder Stephen Schuler. "At GETCO, Ed will play an important role in managing our relationships with the more than 50 exchanges and platforms globally on which we participate and make markets. We look forward to welcoming him to our team in the new year."
Previously, Mr. Boyle was Executive Vice President, Director of U.S. Options Exchanges, for NYSE Euronext where he was responsible for the strategic development, market structure and technology platform of the NYSE Arca Options exchange. Prior to joining NYSE Euronext in 2007, he was Vice President and Director of Business Development, Equity Derivatives, at TD Securities. Before that, Mr. Boyle was Managing Director, Business Development, for LETCO Trading Companies. He began his career in the securities industry in 1982.
Mr. Boyle previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Securities Exchange and the Options Clearing Corporation. He also has held membership and committee appointments on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
GETCO is a registered market maker on NASDAQ, NYSE ARCA and BATS exchanges; a Supplemental Liquidity Provider on the NYSE; and a Designated Market Maker on the NYSE.
GETCO is a leading global market maker. 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 individual and institutional investors to immediately transfer the risk often associated with securities while saving money on trading costs. In addition, GETCO provides customers with dedicated liquidity through GETCO Execution Services (GES).