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BofA Merrill Adds Electronic Options to Commission Management Platform

The firm say the move was made in response to growing demand from its institutional clients.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced the addition of U.S. electronic options to its global commission management platform, a move the firm says is designed to capitalize on an asset class that's growing in popularity.

The firm said this system opens up another payment avenue for clients who use its research, execution tools, and commission management systems. Meanwhile, to support the growth and demand in this space from institutional investors, BofA Merril said it hired JP Xenakis as director of electronic options sales.

"With the addition of this product, we're responding to institutional demand with a seamless offering allowing clients to capitalize on our robust options execution capabilities," said Bill O'Connor, BofA Merrill's director of global commission management.

BofA Merrill's global commission management currently boasts more than 600 clients globally, making it one of the largest service providers in this space. As the Senior Editor of Advanced Trading, Justin Grant plays a key role in steering the magazine's coverage of the latest issues affecting the buy-side trading community. Since joining Advanced Trading in 2010, Grant's news analysis has touched on everything from the latest ... View Full Bio

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