Walter Lukken was named chief executive officer of New York Portfolio Clearing (NYPC). Previously he was senior vice president in the office of the general counsel of the NYSE and acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “One of the chief trends in the financial-services sector is clearing. Through a horizontal clearing model, NYPC will promote increased competition in the U.S. futures industry and greater transparency for both regulators and participants. I look forward to continuing to build on NYPC’s strong progress toward a third quarter launch,” Lukken says.
Steve Crutchfield was named chief executive officer of NYSE Amex options. Previously, he was COO at Matlock Capital LLC.
Sir Brian Bender KCB was named chairman of both the holdings and limited boards of the London Metals Exchange.
Ken O’Keeffe joined Russell Investments as regional director for exchange traded funds. Jamie Forbes was promoted to regional director for ETFs for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region at Russell Investments.
Alvi Abuaf was named partner and leader of the North America Wealth & Investment Management Group at Capco. Previously, he was president and CEO of CPM Braxis USA and managing director at Citi.
David Murphy was named head of risk and reporting at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association. Previously he was founding principal of Rivast Consulting.
Chad J. Burhance was named managing director at NewOak Capital and head of NewOak Solutions. Carlos A.G. Vigon was appointed managing director, commercial real estate investments and services at NewOak Capital.
Stephen Klawitter joined Triton Capital Advisors as senior vice president.
Chaz Shaw joined Derivix as managing director and head of sales.
Jamie Farmer was promoted to executive director of Dow Jones Indexes.
Gene P. Berry was named vice president and chief information officer for OneAmerica Financial Partners.