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February 14, 2016 3:03 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of KCG Americas LLC

Company Overview

KCG Americas LLC operates as a stock broker. It offers settlement and clearance services, direct market access trading, and electronic access and trade execution products for the retail fixed income market. KCG Americas LLC was formerly known as Knight Capital Americas LLC and changed its name to KCG Americas LLC on December 31, 2013. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey. KCG Americas LLC operates as a subsidiary of Knight Capital Holdings LLC.

545 Washington Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07310

United States

Founded in 2009



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KCG Americas LLC Key Developments

PEIFFER ROSCA ABDULLAH CARR & KANE LLC Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Biozoom Investors against KCG Americas

PEIFFER ROSCA ABDULLAH CARR & KANE LLC has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of persons or entities who purchased the common stock of Biozoom Inc. from KCG Americas, LLC between May 16, 2013 and June 25, 2013, inclusive. Biozoom was previously known as Entertainment Art Inc. According to an ongoing action by the SEC, between January 2013 through June 2013, certain Argentinean nationals opened brokerage accounts at two U.S. brokerage firms and deposited millions of shares of unregistered Entertainment Arts stock into those accounts. On March 12, 2013, Entertainment Art announced a dramatic change in business operations from a company that developed fashionable leather bags to a company that was involved in the biomedical industry. On April 1, 2013, Entertainment Art changed its name to Biozoom and listed itself on the OTC Bulletin Board. Beginning on May 23, 2013, Biozoom began issuing a series of press releases claiming it created the world's first portable, handheld consumer device to instantly measure certain "biomarkers" such as anti-oxidant levels, vitamin absorption and stress levels. Those claims were also made by certain stock promoters. Following the press releases and stock promotion Biozoom's stock price and volume rose dramatically. Between May 16, 2013 and June 19, 2013, the Argentinean nationals allegedly sold millions of unregistered shares of Biozoom for large profits. On June 25, 2013, the SEC issued a ten day trading suspension in Biozoom stock. Thereafter, the price of Biozoom shares fell dramatically. Plaintiff and the Class purchased their shares of Biozoom on the OTCBB from defendant KCG Americas. They asserted claims under Section 12(a)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933 against the defendant in connection with the sales of the Biozoom shares.

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