Knight Capital and Getco Complete Transformation to KCG

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Albert Maasland, head of execution services and platforms at KCG. The merger of Knight and Getco creates a giant in securities trading.

Knight and Getco first announced the merger on December 19, 2012, following a competitive bid process that saw the Chicago-based market maker see out rival Virtu Financial to buy the beleaguered broker. Knight, of course, had recently been rescued by an industry consortium after a technology glitch caused massive losses over the course of an hour's trading, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars.

The Knightmare, as it has come to be known in industry parlance, has been synonymous with

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