JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) today announced the consolidation of U.S. broker-dealer subsidiaries into two entities, Knight Capital Americas, L.P. and Knight Execution & Clearing Services LLC, effective January 1, 2011.
"As we continue to grow and evolve, we're working to strengthen the Knight brand in the global marketplace," said Thomas M. Joyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Knight Capital Group. "Rationalizing the U.S. corporate structure is a move toward simplifying the organization and presentation of the client offering."
Knight will merge Knight Capital Markets LLC and Knight Libertas LLC into Knight Equity Markets, L.P., which will be renamed Knight Capital Americas, L.P. Similarly, Knight will merge Knight BondPoint, Inc. and Knight Direct LLC into Knight Clearing Services LLC, which will be renamed Knight Execution & Clearing Services LLC.
Knight Capital Americas, L.P. and Knight Execution & Clearing Services LLC are registered with the SEC and are members of FINRA and other SROs. In addition, Knight's U.S. broker-dealers are members of all major domestic exchanges and marketplaces covering stocks, options and futures.
Knight's non-U.S. broker-dealer subsidiaries are Knight Capital Europe Limited and Knight Capital Asia Limited.
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 buy- and sell-side firms, and corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. with a growing global presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.
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