CME Group names new head of Asia Pacific Office

SINGAPORE, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has named Julien Le Noble as head of its Asia Pacific office. Le Noble, 39, will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for leading CME Group's efforts to develop benchmark products and services to meet the needs of its current and prospective clients in the region. He will join CME Group on August 1, 2011 and will report to Bryan Durkin, CME Group Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Products & Services.

CME Group has a broad presence throughout Asia, with headquarters in Singapore, offices in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo, and telecommunications hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Singapore.

"CME Group has a long-standing commitment to our customers in the Asia Pacific region, and we continue to develop innovative, benchmark products, clearing solutions and distribution options for customers to access CME Globex," said Durkin. "CME Group volumes during Asia Pacific business hours increased more than 25 percent in Q1 2011, representing a growing demand for globally relevant derivatives products and services in this region. We are thrilled to have Julien leading our efforts to help our clients in Asia achieve their risk management goals."

Before joining CME Group, Le Noble served as CEO and Representative Director, Japan and Head of Equities, Asia Pacific for Newedge where he led the firm's Japanese business development and sales efforts for its Tokyo-based subsidiary. Following the 2008 merger of Fimat and Calyon, which formed Newedge, Le Noble led the firm's merger integration effort in Japan. Prior to the formation of Newedge, Le Noble served in executive roles for Fimat, first as Managing Director, Singapore from 2002 to 2006 and as Managing Director, Japan and Head of Commodities, Asia Pacific from 2006 to 2008. Le Noble began his career in Chicago with Fimat Group in 1995, where he held leadership roles until 2000, as well as in London with Boursorama, a European retail online bank broker that is part of Societe General, from 2000 to 2002.

Le Noble earned a masters degree in economics at Universite de Nice and a post-graduate business degree from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has served as a board member, member of the executive committee and chair of the financial instrument committee of FIA Japan, as well as a member of the FIA Asia Risk Management Committee and Advisory Committee. He also has been a member of the International Banking Association in Japan.

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