Knight Capital Group has launched Knight Advisor Services to provide fixed income sales, trading and research to the investment adviser community.
A team of five traders and relationship managers joined Knight from Morgan Stanley to form Knight Advisor Services.
Joshua B. Zucker, managing director, leads credit sales and trading for the group.
Bohn C. Vergari is a director in registered investment adviser sales.
Joseph T. Miller, vice president, is responsible for credit sales, and Patrick J. Moore is vice president, broker-dealer sales.
John W. Browning, assistant vice president, leads business development.
"Investment advisers have been left to develop their own networks of trading partners and research providers. Knight Advisor Services addresses the coverage gap by serving sophisticated investment advisors who seek competitive pricing, deep inventory and service, but who are less active or execute in smaller trade sizes than the average portfolio manager," says Gary Katcher, executive vice president, head of global institutional fixed income at Knight Capital Group. "We see an opportunity to better serve this client base by combining the expertise of our new team with Knight’s electronic and voice access and trading, deep resources, and broad universe of products."
Knight Advisor Services clients include RIAs and broker-dealers who serve high-net-worth investors, endowments and foundations. The team trades investment-grade corporates, municipals and certificates of deposit.