James P. Smyth

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James P. Smyth
Occupation Executive Vice President, Senior Advisor and Senior Relationship Officer
Employer Knight Capital Group
Website www.knight.com

James P. Smyth is an executive vice-president, senior advisor and senior relationship officer for Knight Capital Group. He is also interim head of Global Institutional Fixed Income.[1]


Prior to joining the Knight Capital Group, Smyth worked for 24 years at Merrill Lynch & Co. in many different leadership positions, most recently as managing director responsible for sales and marketing of the firm’s broker-dealer clearing and directed commission businesses. Before that he was president of Merrill Lynch’s subsidiary, Broadcort Capital Corp., where he oversaw the firm’s global soft dollar and broker-dealer order flow business.

Smyth currently serves on the board of managers of Direct Edge Holdings LLC and the Security Traders Association (STA), and has served as a director on the board of the National Stock Exchange.



  1. James P. Smyth Bio. Knight Capital Group.