From a press release issued by Gerstein Global Futures...
Gerstein Global Futures, one of the world’s leading commodity brokerage firms that offers trading services on all types of asset classes has announced the global expansion of its brokerage listed products. Along with the expansion, Gerstein Global Futures also promoted Mr. Martin Walker as the New Executive Managing Director for Global Brokerage Listed Products.
He will be based in New York and his appointment will take effect immediately.
Mr. Walker will be responsible in the global trading operation of expanded brokerage listed products as well as in developing Gerstein Global Futures crossbreed of voice and electronic brokerage trading service which will be used in the expanded listed products, including equities, derivatives, cash equity, futures and options and principal pre-arranged products for the group. He will directly report to Mr. Karl Cullen, the CEO and President of Gerstein Global Futures.
When asked to comment on the promotion of Mr. Walker, Cullen said: “Mr. Walker has been working with us for quite some time now and he has been one of the best people in our management team responsible for the remarkable growth of Gerstein Global Futures brokerage trading operations across Asia Pacific and Europe. We are confident that he could further develop and succeed in our New York office.”
Mr. Walker’s significant role in the industry since he joined Gerstein Global Futures includes the formation and growth of the trading operation in Australia and Frankfurt Germany, and the development of Gerstein Global Futures capacities in other listed products.
“I am very excited and glad about this new opportunity that challenges my expertise and knowledge to further enhance our crossbreed of electronic and voice trading service for our expanded list of products. We have already set our footprints in Europe, Asia and more than a hundred brokers in France and we are very excited to expand elsewhere in the world,” said Walker.
Aside from Mr. Martin Walker, also joining the team is Mr. Bryant Hayes. He will serve as the Managing Director for Gerstein Global Futures branch office in Zurich Switzerland.