Keeping Track of Appointments, Promotions and Other People News in our Industry

Jun 8, 2016

  • In March, Deutsche Boerse announced a new leadership structure for its derivatives trading and clearing businesses. Thomas Book (pictured) assumed the role of CEO of Eurex Frankfurt AG and Eurex Zürich AG. The shift is part of his new role as head of derivatives markets trading. Michael Peters was appointed as deputy CEO of Eurex Frankfurt. He has been a member of the executive board since 2005. Erik MÜller will take over as CEO of Eurex Clearing in July. He is currently managing director at Deutsche Boerse, responsible for corporate strategy and M&A as well as treasury functions and investor relations. Since April 2013 he has been serving on the board of Eurex Clearing with responsibility for treasury. Additionally, Heike Eckert was appointed new deputy CEO of Eurex Clearing. She has been serving as COO since April 2013.

  • CME Group appointed Eli Cohen as associate general counsel in Asia. He is based in Singapore and reports to Adrienne Seaman, managing director and head of legal, EMEA and Asia. Cohen has 25 years of experience in various legal and compliance roles in Asia and Europe, having worked in organizations including Singapore Exchange, Euroclear and the Asian Development Bank.

  • Piers Murray was named chief operating officer of BNY Mellon Markets, effective June 15. He will be based in New York and report to Michelle Neal, president of BNY Mellon Markets. Murray will succeed Regina Meredith-Carpeni. Murray was recently global co-head of listed derivatives and markets clearing at Deutsche Bank.

  • Carl Slesser was named president of Nasdaq NLX, reporting to Hans-Ole Jochumsen, president of global trading and market services for Nasdaq. Slesser replaced Charlotte Crosswell, who will assume a new role as a board director and advisor to Nasdaq. Slesser has been chief technology officer of NLX since 2012.

  • The White House in March nominated Georgetown University law professor Chris Brummer (pictured) and former congressional aide Brian Quintenz to fill vacant seats at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Brummer, if confirmed, would fill a vacant Democrat seat on the commission. He is currently a law professor at Georgetown University's Institute of International Economic Law. He has done research on financial reform and securities regulation, and has served as a member of an oversight committee within the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. securities industry. Quintenz, if confirmed, would fill a vacant Republican seat. He is the founder of Saeculum Capital Management, an investment firm based in Washington that is registered with the CFTC as a commodity pool operator. Prior to that he was an aide to former Representative Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio).

  • The Senate Banking Committee on May 19 approved the president's nominees: Lisa Fairfax, a professor at George Washington University, and Hester Peirce (pictured), a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, former counsel to the Senate committee and a former SEC staff attorney. At press time, the Senate had not yet voted for their confirmation.

  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission appointed Dan Rutherford as director of the agency’s newly formed office of customer education and outreach. He was previously at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he helped establish its office of financial education. Earlier in his career he worked at FINRA and

  • The European Commission reassigned several directors within DG FISMA, the directorate that oversees financial services issues. Ugo Bassi, previously in charge of investment and company reporting, replaced Martin Merlin as director of the financial markets unit, which has responsibility for MiFID, EMIR and other post-crisis reforms. Merlin replaced Mario Nava as director of regulation and prudential supervision of financial institutions. Nava shifted over to director for financial system surveillance and crisis management, including the upcoming proposal on clearinghouse recovery and resolution. The directors work under Olivier Guersent, who has been the director general of DG FISMA since September.

  • LCH appointed Daniel Maguire (pictured) as global head of rates and FX derivatives. He is responsible for the global product and business development of listed and OTC rates and FX derivatives through the group’s SwapClear and ForexClear services. In addition, Paddy Boyle, a former head of G-10 FX options at Goldman Sachs, was named head of FX products. Boyle reports to Maguire. The changes took place after Gavin Wells, who helped develop LCH's FX clearing business, left in March.

  • OCC announced that William Yates of TD Ameritrade was elected to a three-year term as a member director on the board of directors. Yates succeeded Judith Kula of Wolverine Execution Services. Susan Lester, an adviser for Pac West Bancorp and Arctic Cat, was elected as a pubic director serving a three-year term. She replaced Matthew Gelber of Bitterroot Asset Management. Additionally, Raymond Di Sanza of Charles Schwab and Jonathan Werts of Bank of America Merrill Lynch were re-elected as member directors, with Werts continuing to serve as member vice chair. Robert Litterman of Kepos Capital was re-elected as a public director.