People news – February/March 2023

Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

14 March 2023


FIA has announced the election of its board of directors at its annual meeting in Boca Raton. Alicia Crighton of Goldman Sachs will continue as board chair for a two-year term. Additionally, Raymond Tubridy of Macquarie Group was elected to the board as primary member director for a two-year term. A full list of FIA’s leadership can be accessed here.

ASX has appointed Darren Yip as its new group executive of markets. Yip was most recently with Morgan Stanley as managing director and co-head of prime brokerage from 2013 to 2021. Prior to that, he was Morgan Stanley’s head of Delta One structured products where he led a team providing local access to Asia Pacific equity markets through OTC derivative products.

Cboe Australia has announced the planned retirement of CEO Vic Jokovic, effective 31 March. Emma Quinn has been appointed as his successor and will assume the position of president, Cboe Australia. Jokovic will remain in an advisory role and will also continue in his current board roles with Cboe Australia and other parts of the Cboe group. Quinn joins Cboe Australia from AllianceBernstein, where she was global co-head of equity trading. Previously, she served as head of Asia Pacific trading, head of Asia Pacific fixed income and Australia equities trading, and head of trading for Australia and New Zealand for the firm. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 2001, she worked as an equity trader at AMP Henderson Global Investors. 

The Hong Kong Government has announced that the Financial Secretary has appointed Joseph Yam Chi-kwong and Carlson Tong Ka-shing as members of the board of directors of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing to replace Rafael Gil-Tienda and Stephen Yiu Kin-wah, who are retiring. Nisa Leung Wing-yu has also been re-appointed as a member of the HKEX board. The term of relevant appointments and re-appointment is around two years, from the conclusion of the annual general meeting of the HKEX in 2023 until the conclusion of its AGM in 2025. Yam is the former chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Tong was previously the chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission.

Geneva Trading, a global principal trading firm, has appointed Seth Thomson as a partner and chief administrative officer. He will help scale the firm over the next several years, said Rob Creamer, Geneva Trading's CEO. Prior to joining Geneva, Thomson spent almost 15 years as a technology and operations leader at DRW and, most recently, as DRW’s chief information officer focused on implementing processes and infrastructure to support the growing organization.

Euronext FX, a part of Euronext Group, has appointed Nicolas Jégou as its CEO. Jégou joined Euronext in 2021 as the CEO’s chief of staff and head of special projects. Before joining Euronext, he worked for more than ten years on European and global economic and capital markets matters at the French Ministry of Finance, at the European Commission, and from 2017 to 2021 at the Executive Office of the President of the French Republic.  

The Supervisory Board of Euronext N.V. will propose the appointment of Benoît van den Hove as CEO and chairman of Euronext Brussels and member of the managing board of Euronext N.V., at Euronext’s annual general meeting on 17 May. As he will reach retirement age in December 2023, Vincent Van Dessel will step down as CEO of Euronext Brussels on 1 July and as chairman of Euronext Brussels on 1 December. Van den Hove has been head of listing at Euronext Brussels since July 2018. Prior to joining Euronext, he spent 17 years at global Benelux bank ING, and two years at Linklaters. Van Dessel has been the CEO of Euronext Brussels since September 2009.

OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, has appointed Joseph Lewis, managing director, co-head of corporate hedging and FX solutions at Jefferies, to its board of directors. Prior to joining Jefferies, Lewis held senior client coverage roles at Citibank, Barclays and Lehman Brothers focused on interest rate, commodity and foreign exchange derivatives.

In other news, OCC has promoted Megan Cohen to general counsel and corporate secretary and announced the retirement of chief legal officer Janet Angstadt in early July. Cohen joined OCC in 2014 and most recently was deputy general counsel and corporate secretary.

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has hired Ian McGinley, a former cybercrime prosecutor, as the agency’s director of enforcement. McGinley spent more than a decade as a prosecutor at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he co-led the Complex Frauds and Cyber Crime Unit. Most recently, McGinley was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, where he handled criminal and regulatory matters. At the CFTC he takes over from Gretchen Lowe who was appointed acting director in April 2022.

Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero, sponsor of the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee, has announced the newly constituted membership of the TAC with Carole House serving as chair and Ari Redbord serving as vice chair. House is an executive in residence at Terranet Ventures and recently served as the director for cybersecurity and secure digital innovation for the White House National Security Council, where among other things, she was instrumental in President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets. Vice Chair Redbord is the head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, a blockchain intelligence company that detects and investigates digital asset fraud and financial crimes.

Exegy, a provider of market data and trading technology has promoted David Taylor to CEO to succeed James O’Donnell, who is retiring. Exegy also has hired Peter Feret as chief financial officer and promoted Jason White to chief technology officer. Taylor has been with Exegy for 18 years, serving in product strategy and engineering leadership roles, and recently as president. Taylor will serve on the board, joining O’Donnell, who will remain a member. Feret previously worked at Scripps Networks Interactive and Ministry Brands, a cloud-based software and payments solution. White most recently served as Exegy's vice president of product management for market data.

Broadway Technology’s global head of sales and account management Dan Romanelli has been elected president of the Security Traders Association of Chicago.

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