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Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT) the technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the global financial markets, just announced that it has appointed Joseph J. Grano, Jr. to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Grano will also serve as a member of the Firm’s Audit Committee.
The appointment happens just two days after the company announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Virtu’s fixed income trading venue, BondPoint, to Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE).
Mr. Grano has more than 30 years’ experience in the securities and financial services industries. He is the former Chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc., the former President, CEO and Chairman of UBS PaineWebber and has also previously served in various senior management positions with Merrill Lynch.
Joe’s deep experience in the financial services industry and track record of leadership will add significant value to our Board of Directors,” said Robert Greifeld, Virtu’s Chairman. “We look forward to benefiting from his service.