Deutsche Bank hired David Silber as head of Americas equity derivatives, responsible for both sales and trading. He previously was head of North American execution sales at Citi where he was responsible for the equity derivatives business across the region. He will be based in New York and report to Brad Kurtzman, head of Americas equities, and John O’Brien, head of Americas equity distribution.
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TrueEx hired Chris Yoshida to spearhead its sales, marketing and strategy. Yoshida previously worked at Deutsche Bank as global head of rates sales and at Morgan Stanley as head of EMEA rates sales.
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation appointed Michael McClain as managing director and head of equity clearing. McClain, who spent 16 years at OCC, will be responsible for leading day-to-day equity clearing business operations and strategic initiatives. He reports to Murray Pozmanter, managing director and head of clearing agency services.
DTCC also appointed Valentino Wotton as managing director, DTCC Deriv/SERV. Wotton will start in August and will be responsible for product development and strategy for Deriv/SERV, which provides post-trade services for credit derivatives. Prior to joining DTCC, Wotton served as head of post trade services and Europe operations at Barclays.
FIA Elects New Board Members at Annual Meeting: On March 14, FIA announced the election of directors and officers at its annual meeting in Boca Raton. Thirteen directors were elected at this meeting, including two new directors, Eric Aldous of RBC Capital Markets and Jason Radzik of BNP Paribas. Following the election, the new board elected the following officers: Michael Dawley of Goldman Sachs was elected chairman, Jerome Kemp of Citigroup Global Markets was elected vice chairman, Maureen Downs of Rosenthal Collins Group was elected secretary, and Clark Hutchison of Deutsche Bank Securities was elected treasurer.
FIA Law & Compliance Division Elects Officers: The FIA Law & Compliance Division elected a new slate of officers for 2017-2018 at its annual meeting on May 4. Tammy Botsford of J.P. Morgan Securities was elected as president. Christian Artmann of Deutsche Bank, Patricia Donahue of Rosenthal Collins Group, and Kimberly Johns of Goldman, Sachs & Co. were elected as vice presidents. Matthew Lisle of ABN Amro Clearing Chicago and Matthew VosBurgh of Barclays Capital were elected as secretaries. Hina Mehta of UBS was elected treasurer.
FIA Inducts 14 Individuals into Hall of Fame: On March 15, FIA announced the induction of 14 people into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame. They join 131 other honorees in the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 on the occasion of FIA’s 50th anniversary. The 14 new members were honored at an awards ceremony during the 42nd annual International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton. “We established the FIA Futures Hall of Fame to recognize the men and women who have made exceptional contributions to the growth and development of the futures and options business,” said Walt Lukken, president and CEO of FIA. “This year’s inductees represent advocates, policymakers and visionaries who have provided the leadership and support necessary to keep growing our industry.”