Knight Capital has confirmed the appointment of Albert C Maasland as head of its international business to develop and grow the agency broker’s operations in the UK, continental Europe and Asia.
The former chairman of Saxo Capital Markets UK and Saxo Capital Markets South Africa, Maasland will be based in London, reporting to chairman and chief executive Tom Joyce and serving on the firm’s executive committee.
Maasland has over 25 years experience in the global capital markets. 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.
“Knight is an established leader in trading US equities but more and more we’re recognised for our capabilities across borders and asset classes,” said 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.”
Knight’s institutional sales and trading in Europe and Asia includes global equities and fixed income as well as capital markets. Its market making includes Knight Link, an electronic access point to the firm’s off-exchange liquidity. Electronic execution services cover the firm’s Knight Direct and Hotspot FX institutional electronic trading products.
“With Albert coordinating the effort, Knight has an extraordinary opportunity to build on our success in serving clients outside the US,” said Joyce.