Message From The CEO
Knight Capital Group, Inc. ("Knight") is committed to promoting integrity and maintaining the highest standard of business conduct in all of its activities. Our business success is dependent on trusting relationships, which are built on this foundation of integrity. This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the "Code") covers a wide range of business practices and procedures. It does not cover every issue that may arise, but it sets out basic principles to guide all employees, officers and directors of the Company. Read the Code carefully and make sure that you understand it, the consequences of non-compliance, and the Code's importance to the success of the Company. The Code should also be provided to and followed by the Company's agents and representatives, including consultants.
If a law conflicts with a policy in this Code, you must comply with the law; however, if a local custom or policy conflicts with this Code, you must comply with the Code. If the Code conflicts with the Company's Employee Manual or any Compliance Manual, you must comply with the Code. If you have any questions about these conflicts, you should ask your supervisor how to handle the situation. Because our business depends on the reputation of all of us for integrity and principled business conduct, in many instances, the policies referenced in this Code go beyond the requirements of the law.
Subject to applicable law, those who violate the standards in this Code will be subject to disciplinary action. If you are in a situation that you believe may violate or lead to a violation of this Code, or if you are in doubt about the best course of action in a particular situation, follow the guidelines described in Section 16 of this Code.
Each of us is responsible for knowing and understanding the policies and guidelines contained in the following pages. If you have questions, ask them; if you have ethical concerns, raise them. Our conduct should reflect Knight's values, demonstrate ethical leadership, and promote a work environment that upholds Knight's reputation for integrity, ethical conduct and trust.