Jon S. Corzine was named chairman and chief executive officer of MF Global. He served as governor of the state of New Jersey from 2006 to 2010, and in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2006 after serving as chairman of Goldman Sachs. “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to lead MF Global. Our company has many compelling strengths that combine to differentiate us from our competition, including a broad global footprint. In both the near- and long-term, we are focused on enhancing the value-added service we deliver globally,” Corzine said in an e-mailed statement.
Clive Triance was named chief executive officer of Penson Financial Services Ltd.
Andrea M. Corcoran, Ronald Filler and Todd Petzel were named independent directors of the board of NYSE Liffe U.S. Corcoran is adjunct professor of futures regulation at Georgetown Law Center, Filler is professor of law at New York Law School, and Petzel is chief investment officer of Offit Capital Advisors.
Peter Roberson was named vice president of government relations at the Intercontinental Exchange. Previously he was a House Financial Services Committee adviser dealing with banks and exchanges.
Mark MacGann was appointed senior vice president, head of European government affairs and public advocacy at NYSE Euronext.
Donald H. Layton was named senior advisor and co-chairman of the investment committee at NewOak Capital.
Steffen van Keppel and Tod Mitchell joined R.J. O’Brien, both as senior vice president, energy. Previously, van Keppel and Mitchell were at Newedge USA LLC.
John S. Willian was appointed to the board of directors at the Options Clearing Corporation.
Ryan Byrne was named head of the global precious metals desk at Prudential Bache.
Marcel Herbst joined Weston Capital Management as a member of the management team.
Morton N. Lane was appointed as director of the new Master of Science in Financial Engineering Program at the University of Illinois.