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Jos Schmitt is the CEO of [[Aequitas NEO Exchange]], a Canadian stock exchange that launched on March 27, 2015.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Street+have+make+some+room+second+stock+exchange/8580282/story.html|name=Bay Street may have to make some room for second stock exchange|org=Vancouver Sun|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref>  He is also the CEO of its parent company, Aequitas Innovations Inc.
Jos Schmitt is the CEO of [[Aequitas NEO Exchange]], a Canadian stock exchange that launched on March 27, 2015.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Street+have+make+some+room+second+stock+exchange/8580282/story.html|name=Bay Street may have to make some room for second stock exchange|org=Vancouver Sun|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref>  He is also the CEO of its parent company, Aequitas Innovations Inc.
Schmitt has more than twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry.


== Background ==
== Background ==
Schmitt is the founder of [[Alpha Trading Systems]], a rival Canadian exchange launched in 2007, and was purchased in 2012 by the [[Maple Group]] consortium that also purchased [[TMX Group]]. He left Alpha in October 2012, after the acquisition was completed<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-24/tmx-group-says-alpha-ceo-jos-schmitt-to-leave-company-next-month.html|org=Bloomberg|name=TMX Group Says Alpha CEO Jos Schmitt to Leave Company Next Month|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref> At the time of the acquisition, Alpha had grown to represent 17 percent of total trading volume among Canadian exchanges.  
Schmitt is the founder and former CEO of [[Alpha Trading Systems]], a rival Canadian exchange launched in 2007, and then purchased in 2012 by the [[Maple Group]] consortium that also purchased [[TMX Group]]. He left Alpha in October 2012, after the acquisition was completed.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-24/tmx-group-says-alpha-ceo-jos-schmitt-to-leave-company-next-month.html|org=Bloomberg|name=TMX Group Says Alpha CEO Jos Schmitt to Leave Company Next Month|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref> At the time of the acquisition, Alpha had grown to represent 17 percent of total trading volume among Canadian exchanges.  


In April 2013, Alpha was migrated into TMX Quantum, TMX Group's [[proprietary trading]] engine.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://tmx.com/en/news_events/news/news_releases/2013/4-29-2013_TMXGroup-Alpha-TMXQuantum.html|org=TMX|name=Alpha trading platform moves to TMX Quantum|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref>
In April 2013, Alpha was migrated into TMX Quantum, TMX Group's [[proprietary trading]] engine.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://tmx.com/en/news_events/news/news_releases/2013/4-29-2013_TMXGroup-Alpha-TMXQuantum.html|org=TMX|name=Alpha trading platform moves to TMX Quantum|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref>


Prior to founding Alpha, Schmitt was a partner, executive vice president and global head of capital markets for [[Capco]]. He previously served as president and CEO of the [[Belgian Derivatives Exchange and Clearing House]] and, before that, head of market operations for the [[Brussels Stock Exchange]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=28871318&privcapId=46266939|org=Bloomberg Businessweek|name=Joseph Marie Marcel Schmitt|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref>
Before founding Alpha, Schmitt was a partner, executive vice president and global head of capital markets for [[Capco]]. He previously served as president and CEO of the [[Belgian Derivatives Exchange and Clearing House]] and, before that, head of market operations for the [[Brussels Stock Exchange]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=28871318&privcapId=46266939|org=Bloomberg Businessweek|name=Joseph Marie Marcel Schmitt|date=June 25, 2013}}</ref>


He is also a past chairman of the Belgian Derivatives Markets Authority.
He is also a past chairman of the Belgian Derivatives Markets Authority.

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