Christopher Larkin

Managing Director, Head of Trading, ETRADE

Christopher Larkin, Head of Trading, is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of retail trading and investing at E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley. Leveraging more than 25 years of experience delivering retail and institutional brokerage services, Mr. Larkin oversees the E*TRADE trading and investing team to deliver innovative and relevant products, tools, and services to the Company’s self-directed retail trading customer base.  This includes the growth in equities, options, futures, fixed income, mutual funds and ETFs.

Mr. Larkin has been instrumental in enhancing the customer experience, expanding capabilities on the Power E*TRADE platform and building the company’s options offering from the ground up. Mr. Larkin also contributed to the introduction of innovative new product and service offerings including E*TRADE Mobile, E*TRADE Pro, and the E*TRADE Complete™ Investment Account.

Prior to his tenure at E*TRADE, Mr. Larkin served as Managing Director of Corporate Services and Fixed Income Sales at TD Ameritrade. There he led the TD Bank relationship and referral program and delivered designated brokerage and stock plan services to more than 1,500 corporate clients. He also, oversaw Fixed Income Sales & Trading division for both retail and institutional.  Mr. Larkin also served as the Vice President at Datek Online, where he helped grow their online brokerage business and held institutional sales and trading positions with ING Barings and Bloomberg LP.

Mr. Larkin holds series 3, 7, 8, 24, and 63 licenses, and is a member of the SIFMA Options Committee & SIFMA Equity Committee. He also serves as a Reserve Board Member on the MEMX Exchange well as the Customer Advisory Board for all major option exchanges. He earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Villanova University.