Knight Boosts Options Team

Knight Capital expands equity derivatives business by hiring new option traders.

Knight Capital Group has expanded its equity derivatives business by hiring a new team of option traders. Joining the capital-markets firm as managing directors and co-heads of strategic options are Adam Templeton and Ryan Sylvester, both formerly with NewEdge USA, where they were co-heads of strategic options.

Other hires include Brad Manuilow from NewEdge, who will be based in Knight’s San Francisco office, and Pali Capital veterans James Murphy, Robert Mabry and Jeffrey Fittipaldi.