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Exclusive: Inside the GETCO Execution Services Trading Floor

Advanced Trading takes you on an exclusive tour of the New York trading floor of GETCO Execution Services, the solutions arm of GETCO.
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Senior Accounting Analyst

Senior accounting analyst Laura Lifors has a variety of responsibilities on the GES trading floor where she keeps an eye on overall costs. "Right now the spreadsheets I have open are [market] structure but throughout the day, I switch desks and look at billing issues, customers who need to change contracts or if they request additional information." Occasionally Lifors travels to other GETCO offices to check on projects. On the New York trading floor, Lifors usually has six or seven spreadsheets open at all times including one screen dedicated to e-mail for quick responses to clients and co-workers, but mostly it's spreadsheets on multiple screens. "Yes, I live in Excel," she says.

 

Phil Albinus is the former editor-in-chief of Advanced Trading. He has nearly two decades of journalism experience and has been covering financial technology and regulation for nine years. Before joining Advanced Trading, he served as editor of Waters, a monthly trade journal ... View Full Bio

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Exclusive: Inside the GETCO Execution Services Trading Floor
Exclusive: Inside the GETCO Execution Services Trading Floor
Advanced Trading takes you on an exclusive tour of the New York trading floor of GETCO Execution Services, the solutions arm of GETCO.