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This Big Equity Joe Ramps Up

Traders Magazine, March 2005

Editorial Staff

Equity options have never been as popular. There are more products and volume is up. Now another stock trading heavyweight is ready. Here comes JOE, or Jefferies Options Execution, a broker dealer recently launched by Jefferies & Company and the Chicago options market maker PEAK6 Investments. However, this is no ordinary JOE. It has familiar faces on the board of managers, including Chicago's stock veteran Tony Sanfilippo, who is executive vice president and head of U.S. equity trading at Jefferies. Other names include Matt Hulsizer from PEAK6. The new entity is equally owned by Jefferies and PEAKE6.

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