George Gero is a managing director at RBC Wealth Management and serves on the COMEX Governors Committee. He previously was the vice president of Global Futures at RBC Capital Markets.
Gero has served on the FCM committee of FIA and as the president of the International Precious Metals Institute. He also has served on the governing boards of the Cotton Exchange, NYMEX, COMEX and PHLX and as the chairman of the Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association.
Before joining RBC in 2005, Gero was a senior vice president of Legg Mason Wood Walker and at Prudential Securities, where he served as a first vice president for 22 years.
Gero has been a member of NYMEX since 1966 and served on its board of directors since 1976, and has been a member of COMEX since 1976, the American Stock Exchange since 1995, and the New York Board of Trade (eventually ICE Futures U.S.) since 1984.
He was elected to the board of the Financial Instruments Exchange (FINEX) and the New York Cotton Exchange in 1995. Commodity Clearing Corporation (now ICE Clear U.S.) elected him a director in 1996.
Previously, Gero served as a member of the joint task force, steering committee, swap and OTC derivative product committees of the Securities Industry Association.