JERSEY CITY, New Jersey and LONDON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) today announced the appointment of Albert C. Maasland as Senior Managing Director, Head of International with responsibility for the development and growth of operations in the UK, continental Europe and Asia. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Joyce and join the firm's executive committee.
"Knight is an established leader in trading U.S. equities but more and more we're recognized for our capabilities across borders and asset classes," said Mr. Joyce. "All of our businesses have gained significant traction among global clients and we continue to expand and grow volumes in European and Asian equities, fixed income and currencies. With Albert coordinating the effort, Knight has an extraordinary opportunity to build on our success in serving clients outside the U.S."
Mr. Maasland is the former Chairman of Saxo Capital Markets U.K. and Saxo Capital Markets South Africa. He joined Saxo Bank in 2007 as Head of Europe, the Middle East and Americas charged with expanding international operations, solidifying processes and procedures, and strengthening regional management. In all, Mr. Maasland has more than 25 years' experience in the global capital markets.
"I'm pleased to join Knight and continue the good work to date toward facilitating trading across asset classes on behalf of clients outside the U.S.," said Mr. Maasland.
Mr. Maasland is based in London, phone +44-20-7997-2200.
Through subsidiary Knight Capital Europe Limited, Knight operates across its three business segments – Institutional Sales and Trading, Market Making and Electronic Execution Services – in Europe and Asia. Institutional Sales and Trading includes sales and trading in global equities and fixed income as well as capital markets. Market Making includes Knight Link, an electronic access point into the firm's off-exchange liquidity, and other market-making activities as a retail service provider in the UK and liquidity provider on multiple European trading venues, including Equiduct. Electronic Execution Services covers the firm's Knight Direct and Hotspot FX institutional electronic trading products. Knight Capital Europe Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK.
Albert C. Maasland
Senior Managing Director, Head of International
Knight Capital Europe Limited
Albert Maasland, Senior Managing Director, Head of International, is responsible for overseeing European and Asian operations.
Mr. Maasland joined Knight in May 2012 from Saxo Capital Markets where he served as Chairman of U.K. and South Africa with responsibility for strategic growth initiatives in the U.K., Sub-Saharan Africa, India and Canada. Prior to that, he was Global Head of Business Development for Standard Chartered Bank where he led the strategy for expanding the bank's footprint through e-commerce across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Maasland has more than 25 years' experience in the global capital markets including earlier positions at Cognotec, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Chase Manhattan Bank. In addition, he serves on the Board of Governors at the Universal Business School of Mumbai, India.
Mr. Maasland has a bachelor of arts in commerce and economics from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.
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 region. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.
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