Our Story: A Timeline

We started as an independent NYSE floor broker in 1979 with a simple goal: help clients prosper by offering conflict-free advice and execution services.

Since then, Rosenblatt has adapted to changing times and diversified. Today we are:

But one thing remains the same: our passion for improving the capital markets and an unwavering commitment to a culture of independence, integrity, and intellectual honesty that has guided us from day one.

1979
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Firm founded by Richard Rosenblatt as an agency-only Floor Trading boutique.

Firm founded by Richard Rosenblatt as an agency-only Floor Trading boutique.
1989
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Pioneered first electronic DMA trade on NYSE.

Pioneered first electronic DMA trade on NYSE.
1989
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Becomes one of the first Wall Street firms to trade Nasdaq stocks as agent. Program Trading business began.

Becomes one of the first Wall Street firms to trade Nasdaq stocks as agent. Program Trading business begins.
2002
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Joe Gawronski joined & started publishing Market Structure analysis & regulatory insights to customers, one of the first trading practitioners to do so.

Joe Gawronski joins & starts publishing Market Structure analysis & regulatory insights to customers, one of the first trading practitioners to do so.<br>
2005
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Developed our first in-house Transaction Cost Analytics for our program trading desk.

Developed our first in-house Transaction Cost Analytics for our program trading desk.
2007
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Began leveraging Cloud Technology, one of the first on Wall Street to do so.

Began leveraging Cloud Technology, one of the first on Wall Street to do so.
2008
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Justin Schack hired to direct market structure effort and “Let There Be Light” monthly dark pool report launched.

Justin Schack hired to direct market structure effort andLet There Be Light” monthly dark pool report launched.
2008
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First Global Exchange Leader Conference in New York City.

First Global Exchange Leader Conference in New York City.
2009
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FinTech Investment Banking group launched and its inaugural FinTech Summit was held in New York City.

FinTech Investment Banking launched and the inaugural FinTech Summit is held in New York City.
2009
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Published first industry report on high frequency trading.

Published first industry report on high frequency trading.
2011
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First European Market Structure Conference in London.

First European Market Structure Conference in London.
2012
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Joe Gawronski offered Congressional testimony on market structure issues to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services.

Joe Gawronski offers Congressional testimony on market structure issues to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services.<br>
2012
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Equity Research on the exchange space launched.

Equity Research on the exchange space launched.
2014
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Became largest NYSE floor broker.

Became&nbsp;largest NYSE floor broker.
2014
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Rosenblatt’s Justin Schack named one of the decade’s most influential people in buy-side trading.

Rosenblatts Justin Schack named one of the decades most influential people in buy-side trading.
2015
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Emerging and Frontier Markets Research offering launched through partnerships with leading local brokers.

Emerging and Frontier Markets Research offering launched through partnerships with leading local brokers.
2015
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Equity Research effort expanded to include TMT coverage.

Equity Research effort expands to include TMT coverage.
2017
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Selected by all exchanges and FINRA to deliver Tick Pilot assessment.

Selected by all exchanges and FINRA to deliver Tick Pilot assessment.
2018
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Market Structure Team published its first annual Guide to US Equity Trading Venues

Market Structure Team publishes first annual Guide to US Equity Trading Venues
2018-2019
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Rosenblatt’s Vikas Shah named to Institutional Ivestor's Fintech Finance 40 list two years in a row.

Rosenblatts Vikas Shah named to Institutional Ivestor's Fintech Finance 40 list two years in a row.
2019
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Rosenblatt’s 40th anniversary celebrated by ringing the NYSE bell.

Rosenblatts 40th anniversary celebrated by ringing the NYSE bell.
2020
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Rosenblatt named one of the most successful firms on Wall Street by TipRanks. Our equity research team placed third against peers for performance tracked against the S&P 500. Two analysts finished in the top 50.

Rosenblatt named one of the most successful firms on Wall Street by TipRanks with our equity research team placing third against peers for performance tracked against the S&P 500, with two analysts finishing in the top 50.
2020
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Capital Markets group launched and completed five offerings within first twelve months.

Capital Markets group launched and completes five offerings within first twelve months.
2020
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Market Structure team published first Canadian and European Venue Guides.

Market Structure team publishes first Canadian and European Venue Guides.
2021
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Rosenblatt named “Best Firm for Market Structure & Execution Consulting” by Financial News.

Rosenblatt named "Best Firm for Market Structure & Execution Consulting" by Financial News.