Macquarie Appoints Head of Electronic Execution Business


Macquarie Appoints Head of Electronic Execution Business

  • Brandon Krieg joins from Knight Capital to lead electronic execution in North America and Europe

  • High-level appointment bolsters Macquarie's global electronic execution effort

  • Continues Macquarie Securities' platform expansion

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Macquarie Securities, the institutional equities arm of Macquarie Group ("Macquarie") (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY), today announced the appointment of Brandon Krieg as Managing Director and Head of Electronic Execution in the US and Europe. In this newly created role, he is responsible for expanding client outreach and further developing Macquarie's electronic execution capability. Based in the firm's New York office, he reports to Damian Hoult, Global Head of Execution Services for Macquarie Securities.

"Brandon is a leader in electronic trading and has a proven track record of building successful businesses in the electronic space. His deep knowledge in electronic execution is directly relevant to Macquarie as we expand our regional electronic execution into a comprehensive client-centric global electronic solution," said Mr. Hoult.

Mr. Krieg was most recently Head of Sales at Knight Direct, the institutional electronic trade execution business within Knight Capital Group (now KCG Holdings). In this role, he was recognized as a top producer with responsibility across a number of products and markets. Prior to Knight Capital Group, he was a partner at the agency broker EdgeTrade before its acquisition by Knight Capital in 2008. At EdgeTrade, he helped build its institutional electronic business and algorithmic trading technology.

His appointment follows Macquarie Securities' appointment of Co-Heads of Portfolio Solutions and a continued expansion of the firm's equities platform.

Ken Savio, Senior Managing Director and US Head of Macquarie Securities said: "We have steadily grown our footprint and market share in the US by adding relevant capability across our sales and trading efforts on both the high- and low-touch aspects of our business. Macquarie will benefit from Brandon's experience in partnering with clients to develop differentiated, leading-edge electronic execution products."

Macquarie Securities Group has more than 300 sales professionals and more than 350 equity research professionals covering approximately 2,250 stocks around the world.

About Macquarie

Macquarie Group (Macquarie) is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie's main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Founded in 1969, Macquarie operates in more than 70 office locations in 28 countries and employs more than 13,600 people. Assets under management total approximately $339 billion at March 31, 2013. For more information, visit

About Macquarie Securities Group

Macquarie Securities Group operates as a global institutional securities house covering sales, research, ECM, execution and derivatives activities, and offers full-service cash equities in Australia, Asia, South Africa and Canada with specialized offerings in the US and Europe. Macquarie Securities Group operates in the US as Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., a member of FINRA and SIPC.

Macquarie Securities' electronic services combines the reach and execution precision of a top-tier global broker - while providing a truly un-conflicted approach to agency execution. Through an experienced global team with desks in all major financial hubs, Macquarie Securities offers a client-focused offering to global portfolio managers, traders and other institutional clients underpinned by innovative, industry-recognized leading-edge tools. Our client experience provides the very best in market intelligence and technology to optimize trading results.

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