From the December 01, 2008 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

Wolkoff to lead ELX

Neal Wolkoff was named CEO of the Electronic Liquidity Exchange. Previously he was chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he was COO at the New York Mercantile Exchange. “This was an absolutely great position to move into upon the completion of the merger between Amex and the New York Stock Exchange,” Wolkoff says. “[The] industry has gone through so much consolidation that [it] has now become essentially completely automated. To take all that automation and use it to start a competitive operation is very attractive.”

Joseph Murphy was named executive vice president of R.J. O’Brien & Associates. Previously he was president of Refco Futures. Prior to that, he worked in the futures and cash businesses of HSBC Securities.

James J. McNulty, senior independent director of ICAP plc and former CEO of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was named chairman of the board of directors at NYSE Liffe. Marshall N. Carter, Hugh Freedberg, Sir Brian Williamson, and Thomas F. Callahan were named directors of the board.

Scott A. Cordes, Scott O. Hedin, Christopher T. Matzdorf and Scott D. Nagel were elected to the board of directors at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX). Curt Denisuik, James S. Ginsburg, William R. Power and Steve Fanady were appointed public directors.

Georgette McDonald was promoted to director, business services and product development at MGEX.

Wayne Pestone joined the Boston Options Exchange as chief legal officer.

Eric Vincent was re-elected board chairman at the Managed Funds Association (MFA). Putnam Coes, Samuel Cole, Mark Horowitz, Scott M. Lawin, Jeffrey L. Lomasky, John G. MacFarlane, III and Joanne Pace were elected to the MFA board of directors.

Rick Gallwas joined Fall River Capital as a vice president in charge of business development. Previously he was president of RJO Futures.

Jackie Bullimore was named chief of customer relations at the Dubai Mercantile Exchange.

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