From the January 01, 2011 issue of Futures Magazine • Subscribe!

Bass brings big plans to MF Global

Jon Bass joined MF Global in the newly created role of global head of institutional sales. "I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the talented team at MF Global and help build out and broaden the firm’s already impressive global platform," he says. Bass was previously global head of fixed income at BTIG where he established the firm’s first global fixed income platform. He is based in New York.

Former CBOT and MF Global CEO Bernard Dan joined Sun Holding LLC as president

Roger Rutherford was named managing director, global head of FX products at CME Group. Edemir Pinto was appointed to the company’s board of directors.

Mark Whitehead was named global head of equity finance at MF Global.

Marie A. Chandoha was appointed president and CEO of Charles Schwab Investment Management.

Mark Davison has joined Alpari as global head of institutional sales. Mushegh Tovmasyan was appointed global head of sales at the company.

Stephen A. Brodsky was appointed chief financial officer at Spot Trading.

Christopher Calhoun and Crevan O’Grady were appointed to GAIN Capital’s board of directors.

Joseph Giordano was appointed a director in RBC Capital Markets’ U.S. financial products sales group.

Lon Gorman was named to the board of directors at Lightspeed Financial.

Audrey Faveeuw was appointed business development manager at LSE.

Richard Schell was named head of compliance, Americas at Newedge. John A. Short joined the company as director of steel products.

Robert Gagnon joined BTIG as head of futures sales and trading on its newly launched global futures trading desk. Suraj Raythatha and Allison Carley also joined the company as part of the new futures trading desk.

Jason Dobson was appointed by ICAP to join a newly created LME desk in Hong Kong.

Jennifer B. McHugh was named acting director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Division of Investment Management.

Troy Yeazel was appointed VP of operations, and Jeff Connell was appointed VP of markets oversight at BATS Global Markets.

John Dempsey has formed the J. Dempsey Group Ltd and is its CEO.

Bryan Harkins was promoted to chief operating officer at Direct Edge.

John Catizone joined BNP Paribas’ commodity derivatives group as managing director for institutional and investor sales in New York.

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