BTIG, which opened a trading floor for 200 professionals last week, plans to expand further in its specialty areas — equity, equity derivatives and fixed-income — but the New York brokerage’s co-founder said he does not plan to expand into traditional investment banking anytime soon.

The eight-year-old BTIG has more than 400 specialists spread across five countries. Two years ago the broker-dealer specializing in equity trading and brokerage services received an investment from Goldman Sachs. At the time of the investment, the firm said it would use proceeds from it to fund its growth plans.

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