Lightspeed Financial

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Lightspeed Trading
Private
Industry Financial Services
Founded 2006
Headquarters New York City, NY, USA
Services Online Brokerage Services, Electronic Trading
Website http://www.lightspeed.com

Lightspeed Trading is a New York City stock and options brokerage and day trading services company.

Regulation[edit]

Lightspeed Trading LLC is a registered broker-dealer, member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • Stockbrokers.com #1 Broker for Active Trading 2014[2]
  • Best Broker for Frequent Traders, Barrons' 2013[3]
  • Stockbrokers.com #1 Broker for Active Trading 2013[4]
  • CTO Scott Ignall named to The Trading Show's Top 21 CTOs in North American Electronic Trading 2013[5]
  • Best Broker for Frequent Traders, Barron’s 2010, 2011 & 2012[3]
  • 2012 Inc. 5000 List[6]
  • CTO Scott Ignall named to Institutional Investor's Trading Technology 30 List 2011[7]
  • Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500 Ranking[8]
  • Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2010[9]
  • Crains Best Places to Work in 2010[10]

Current officers[edit]

Lightspeed Financial's current officers are as follows:[11]

  • Keith Petzold – Chief Compliance Officer
  • Jason Lyons – Chief Financial Officer
  • Eric Jones – Executive Vice President, Finance

Competitors[edit]

Timeline of acquisitions[edit]

  1. 07/13/06 – E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC and ETP Technologies, LLC[13]
  2. 01/15/08 – Integrity Trading[14][15]
  3. 02/17/10 – NobleTrading[16][17]
  4. 06/16/10 – Terra Nova Financial[18][19]
  5. 06/22/10 – Exclusive License to Operate Anvil Professional Trading Platform[20]
  6. 06/20/11 – Lime Brokerage International (Ireland) Limited[21][22][23]
  7. 07/07/11 – Greenmoor Financial Group[24][25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINRA List of Members - L". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  2. ^ "2014 Best Active Trading Brokers", February 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Lightspeed Rated a "Best for Frequent Traders" by Barron’s for Fourth Consecutive Year". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  4. ^ "#1 Broker for Active Trading". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Top 21 CTOs". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Inc. 5000 List". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  7. ^ "Trading Tech 30". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  8. ^ "Fast 500 Ranking". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  9. ^ "Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2010". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  10. ^ "Best Places to Work 2010". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  11. ^ "Lightspeed Management Team". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  12. ^ "Lightspeed Financial, CrunchBase Profile". Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  13. ^ "Barrons: Making Changes at Lightspeed". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  14. ^ "Lightspeed Financial Acquires Integrity Trading". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  15. ^ Wahba, Phil (2008-05-07). "Lightspeed Trading sees sales doubling". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  16. ^ "Lightspeed Financial Acquires NobleTrading". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  17. ^ "Lightspeed Financial acquires Noble Trading". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  18. ^ "Lightspeed to acquire Chicago’s Terra Nova". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  19. ^ "Lightspeed Financial Completes Acquisition of Terra Nova Financial". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  20. ^ "Lightspeed Financial Acquires Exclusive License to Operate Anvil Professional Trading Platform". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  21. ^ "Lightspeed Makes First Move Overseas; Acquires Lime Brokerage International (Ireland)". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  22. ^ "Lightspeed Financial Buys Lime Brokerage's Ireland Unit". The Wall Street Journal. 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  23. ^ "Lightspeed Financial Acquires Lime Brokerage International (Ireland) Limited". Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  24. ^ "Lightspeed Acquires Greenmoor Financial Group". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  25. ^ "Lightspeed Financial buys Chicago options firm". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 

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