CTAs & Funds
Knight provides specific services to the CTA and fund trading community that set us apart. Led by our 24/6 Trade Support Desk, our proprietary tools expedite trade execution via:
- Software which monitors large quantities of orders without placing them in the market
- Allocation engine that distributes multiple prices to multiple accounts at multiple FCMs
- Experienced Management
Our client-focused model ensures complete anonymity and the highest levels of service
at every touch point. Our group specializes in CTA execution and has successfully done
this for over 15 years. We strive to provide you with personalized services combined with a
high level of expertise seldom found on 24 hour trading desks. Our team will work with you to provide you
professional clearing and execution services and solutions to enhance your business. Our ability to
streamline your execution needs and increase your efficiency works toward enhancing your bottom line. We
have designed proprietary front, back and middle-office systems to accommodate your operations specific
needs and increase execution and clearing efficiency.
Our commitment to each of our customers is based on attentive personal services and advanced technological innovations which are able to adapt to your changing needs.
Customers will continue to be the driving force behind our entire business philosophy. We understand the success of our group is solely dependent on our ability to provide you with the specialized services your business requires.
As a group we are able to provide our clientele with the custom and beneficial execution services. We also provide our clients a variety of services to help improve their bottom line.
Orders can be held out of the market. This may reduce the risk of being filled on "high/low" tick trades or false market moves. We also avoid orders being rejected by systematic failures and limitations. Errors and fat finger issues have created irrational large market swings which are completely avoided by holding the orders out of the system. Generally our clients are not opposed to trading on large market movements but do not want to be the reason for the move. By holding their orders out of the market, we are able to prevent their over participation in extreme market moves.
Confidentiality & Trust
Our group doesn't participate in proprietary trading. We have the ability to use multiple platforms and multiple brokers to disguise large orders. This would apply to floor execution as well as screen based trading. Being at Knight also provides us with a unique advantage in that the Knight clientele are vast and from many market sectors. Producer, speculator, hedge trader, etc. there is really no way of knowing what type of customer is in the market. We consider ourselves an extension of the client. Our group's abilities also eliminates the clients need to create and staff their own 24 hour execution group.
Experience & Expertise
Our group has an average of 15 years experience in our system. Over the years we have been able to build
many valuable relationships. Counter parties, Market makers, EFP brokers, LME execution services are used
to execute large or small orders if needed. Our experience gives us unique trading market knowledge to
determine when to execute a large order as a block trade, iceberg or to break it down into multiple orders.
We have developed strong relationships with our clients as well. Understanding their system and their
expectations helps us determine their priorities for execution. We can also provide the most basic of
execution services. All order types can be placed with our group. This provides the client with the ability
to place any order type (contingent, O/C/O, multiple sessions, GTC, etc.) and not have to monitor the orders