John Fay was named permanent global head of Newedge’s fixed income, currencies and commodities (FICC) business line. Fay has been acting head of FICC since October 2010, while also serving in a dual role as head of the Americas region. Fay joined Newedge in December 2009 after serving as co-CEO and co-president of Instinet.
Bill Sexton joined Newedge as head of the Americas region. He joins from Erris Capital Advisors where he was president.
Mary Ann Deignan was hired by Bank of America Merrill Lynch as managing director and head of Americas equity capital markets. She previously was at UBS.
Shay Caherly joined MF Global as head of commodities derivatives trading based in New York. He joins MF Global from ED&F Man Holdings, where he was head of commodity derivatives.
Nels Friets was appointed head of securities at Singapore Exchange (SGX). Previously, he was a managing director at Citigroup Global Markets.
Steve Leone was promoted to chief operating officer at Penson Futures.
Craig M. Lewis was named chief economist at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Lewis is a visiting scholar from Vanderbilt University. James R. Burns joined the SEC as the agency’s Deputy Chief of Staff.
Mary Ellen Scanlin was named executive vice president, corporate development at R.J. O’Brien . Previously Scanlin was CEO of the firm’s introducing broker (IB) division. Katie Hanley was promoted to president of the IB division at RJO.
Seiji Ishii was named Japan Country Head in Millburn’s new Japan branch office. Ishii joined Millburn from Wellington International Management.
Thomas McManus was hired as chief compliance and regulatory officer at Direct Edge. He previously was at Barclays Capital.
Jonathan W. Hitchon was appointed to the board of directors at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Hitchon had been co-head of Deutsche Bank’s global prime finance business.
Joseph Meyer was appointed chief administrative officer at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx).
Samuel Di Piazza, Jr. was appointed vice chairman of Citi Investment Bank at Citigroup. Di Piazza retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2009.
Craig W. Gilbert was named chief marketing officer at Millburn. Gilbert previously was vice president of marketing at Two Sigma Investments.