Peter J. Layton

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Peter Layton
Occupation Chairman
Employer Boston Options Exchange
Location Chicago, Illinois
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Peter Layton is chairman of the Boston Options Exchange (BOX). He also serves on the board of advisors of Naperville, Illinois-based Efficient Capital Management, LLC.[1] He is also a partner in Blackthorne Capital Management.


Layton previously served as a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and as a principal of Hull Trading Company, LLC, and Hull Equity Management LLC, which he founded. Hull has developed sophisticated algorithms that route trades, earning Hull it a $531-million (US) takeover offer from Goldman Sachs in 1999. Layton has more than 25 years of industry experience.[2]

Layton, 47, was a founder of Hull Group, a Chicago-based market maker known in the industry as the leading US pioneer in electronic trading. It developed sophisticated algorithms that route trades to capture the best price, earning it a $531-million (US) takeover offer from Goldman Sachs in 1999.[3]


Layton graduated from the Univeristy of Chicago with an AB in economics and an MBA in finance.


  1. Peter J. Layton. ZoomInfo.
  2. Efficient's Founding Partners & Advisory Board. Efficient Capital Management.
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