NEW YORK, May 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virtu Financial, Inc. (VIRT), a leading provider of financial services and products that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver liquidity to the global markets and provide execution services and data, analytics and connectivity products, today announced it has appointed Mr. Brett Fairclough and Mr. Joseph Molluso as Co-Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers of Virtu Financial. Mr. Molluso will re-join Virtu after a brief period away from the company.
Mr. Fairclough was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Business Development at Virtu in September of 2019, where he has worked since 2007. He led our Asia Pacific operations from 2014-2019 and was the Chief Compliance Officer of Virtu’s broker-dealer subsidiaries from 2012-2014.
“Since assuming his expanded role last year, Brett has excelled in applying his market knowledge and expertise in driving results at Virtu,” said Douglas Cifu, Chief Executive Officer of Virtu.
Mr. Molluso rejoins Virtu after having served as its Chief Financial Officer from 2013 until October 2019. Mr. Molluso provided overall leadership to Virtu and played a key role in Virtu’s Initial Public Offering as well as the successful acquisitions and integrations of KCG Holdings, Inc. and Investment Technology Group, Inc.
“We are very pleased Joe is rejoining Virtu. His significant knowledge of Virtu from his many successful years at the company will allow him to have an immediate impact in his expanded role. Joe will join Brett as Co-President and Co-COO, Steve Cavoli our Global Head of Execution Services and the management team as we work to continue growing our businesses,” said Cifu.
Messrs. Cavoli, Fairclough and Molluso will report directly to Virtu’s CEO, Douglas Cifu.
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About Virtu Financial, Inc.
Virtu is a leading financial services firm that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide execution services and data, analytics and connectivity products to its clients and deliver liquidity to the global markets. Leveraging its global market making expertise and infrastructure, Virtu provides a robust product suite including offerings in execution, liquidity sourcing, analytics and broker-neutral, multi-dealer platforms in workflow technology. Virtu’s product offerings allow clients to trade on hundreds of venues across 50+ countries and in multiple asset classes, including global equities, ETFs, foreign exchange, futures, fixed income and myriad other commodities. In addition, Virtu’s integrated, multi-asset analytics platform provides a range of pre and post-trade services, data products and compliance tools that clients rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global markets.
Deborah Belevan, CPA, IRC
Virtu Financial, Inc.