Tag: Knight Capital

August 08, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Why did KCG lose $96 million in Q2 and see its shares stay flat?

KCG's Q2 figures also make apparent what drove Getco to buy KCG. The newly-merged Getco and Knight Capital (parent of Forex ECN Hotspot FX) -- now called KCG -- announced results for its first quarter as a merged company on Wednesday, although results were presented separately for Knight Capital and Getco, presumably for the last time.…

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July 31, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

KCG continues selling assets – is Hotspot FX next?

The post Knight Capital-Getco merger sale of non-core assets continues, with reverse mortgage originator Urban Financial sold for $80 million. KCG Group -- the company resulting from the merger of Knight Capital and Getco -- has announced the sale of Urban Financial for $80 million to an investor group led by financier Brian Libman. Urban is…

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June 26, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Knight Capital and Getco formally approve merger

Still unclear what exactly will happen to Knight Capital Forex ECN unit Hotspot FX. Equity market makers Knight Capital and Getco have announced that shareholders of both entities have overwhelmingly approved the merger of the two companies at separate votes held today -- the last formal hurdle to closing the transaction. Unless something strange happens,…

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June 14, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX May volumes highest in two years

Knight Capital Forex ECN unit sees volumes rise 14% in May to $33.7 billion per day. Completing a mixed month volume-wise for the Forex ECNs, Knight Capital (NYSE: KCG) Forex ECN unit Hotspot FX reported that its May volumes rose nicely to average $33.7 billion daily -- up 14% from April and up 19% from…

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April 15, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX Reports 12% decrease in March volumes

All the major Forex ECNs saw a down month, except FXall. Similar to what we've already seen at Forex ECNs EBS and Thomson Reuters, March volumes decreased somewhat at Knight Capital's Hotspot FX after a quick start to the year in January and February. Among the major ECNs only FXall -- holding flat at $110…

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March 15, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX reports robust February volumes

Hotspot FX's first month above $30 billion since last June. Hotspot FX reported that volumes in its Forex ECN system rose by 11% in February over January levels, to average $30.1 billion daily. February 2013 was also 2% above Feb 2012's averages. The numbers from Hotspot FX basically match what we already seen from the other…

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February 21, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX management to be replaced by Getco COO

Darren Mast, Getco COO, named Interim Head of Currencies at the merged company. In what seems like a clear sign that the merged Knight Capital and Getco company will look to sell its Forex ECN division Hotspot FX, Knight Capital announced today that post-merger, the Currencies division (namely, Hotspot FX) will be run an interim…

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February 15, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX January volumes rise nicely

Good timing for Knight Capital's soon-to-be new owners, who will soon likely put Hotspot FX on the sale block. Hotspot FX reported that volumes in its Forex ECN system rose by 38% in January over December levels, to average $27.1 billion daily. January 2013 was also 10% above January 2012's averages. The numbers from Hotspot…

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January 25, 2013 BY Gerald Segal

Hotspot FX volumes down 9% in December

Will Hotspot FX soon have a new owner? Hotspot FX reported that volumes in its Forex ECN system fell in December to average $19.6 billion daily, down 9% from November's $21.6 billion -- but up 2% from last-year December's $19.2 billion. The numbers basically match what we already reported for the overall FX industry, with our Retail…

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