Global Electronic Trading Company

Global Electronic Trading Company (GETCO)
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryHigh-frequency trading, Market making
HeadquartersChicago, Illinois, United States
Key people
Stephen Schuler, Co-founder
Daniel Tierney, Co-founder
Daniel Coleman, CEO[1]
Number of employees
400+ (2013)
ParentKCG Holdings

The Global Electronic Trading Company (GETCO), or Getco LLC, is an American proprietary algorithmic trading and electronic market making firm based in Chicago, Illinois. In December 2012, the firm agreed to acquire Knight Capital Group; this merger was completed in July 2013, forming the new company KCG Holdings.[2][3]

  1. ^ "GETCO Names Coleman CEO" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  2. ^ CNBC (2012-12-19). "Getco and Knight Capital to Merge in $1.4 Billion Deal". Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  3. ^ Dealbook (2012-12-19). "Knight Capital and Getco to Merge". DealBook. Retrieved 2020-01-28.