Russ Rausch was hired as chief operating officer at Emil van Essen. Rausch, who most recently served as executive vice president of global buyside for Trading Technologies (TT), will manage finance, operations and investor relations for van Essen. "I am fortunate to join van Essen," Rausch says, "their performance, growth, risk management and non-correlation in the CTA space are very compelling."
Mark Price was named group COO at ICAP. Price joins ICAP from Deutsche Bank where he was COO for Global Credit and Emerging Market Debt.
Peter Reitz was named head of the European Energy Exchange (EEX) at Eurex. Reitz has accompanied the development of EEX as a member of the supervisory board since 2007.
Shelton Unger was appointed director of plan sponsor sales at Russell Indexes. Prior to joining Russell, Unger spent 25 years with Vanguard.
Mike Stewart was hired at UBS AG as co-head of global equities. Prior to joining UBS, Stewart was global co-head of equities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Michel Finzi was appointed senior vice president and head of U.S. equities at Nasdaq OMX Transaction Services. Finzi previously was managing director and global head of business development at ConvergEx RealTick.
John Spiegel was appointed vice president, interest rate business development for NYSE Liffe U.S. Most recently, he was founder and president of Eaton Capital, a listed derivatives consultancy business.
Jamila Piracci was hired as vice president of OTC derivatives at the National Futures Association (NFA). Piracci comes to the NFA from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Urs Wieland was appointed CEO of SIX Securities Services’ clearing and CCP business, Six x-clear. Wieland has been with SIX Securities Services since 1996 and most recently was head of operation risk management and deputy CEO at SIX x-clear.
David W. Blass was promoted to chief counsel and associate director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) division of trading and markets. He previously was associate general counsel.
Mark Benfield was named executive managing director of BGC Market Data. Benfield joins BGC from ICAP plc where he was regional managing director for ICAP Information Services in the Asia Pacific region.
Arnold Roxas was appointed head of fixed income business development at TradingScreen. Roxas was a co-founder of Moneyline where he held senior responsibilities in electronic trading.
Tony Thompson was named executive director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Previously, he was a deputy administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Adam Wysota joined the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as managing director and chief technology officer. Wysota comes to DTCC from Barclays Capital where he was a managing director in prime services information technology since 2008. Also, Bari Jane Wolfe was appointed managing director, head of regulatory relations. Prior to DTCC, Wolfe served as managing director at Barclays Capital.
Jane Diplock was appointed as an independent and non-executive director at SGX. She previously served as chairman of the New Zealand Securities Commission. Also, Christine Lie was appointed senior vice president and head of listings (China). She joins SGX from HKEx where she most recently was vice president in the issuer marketing department.
Stephen A. Quick was appointed chief risk officer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Quick is the first person to fill this role. Previously, he was a director at the Inter-American Development Bank.
Tom Zschach was appointed chief information officer at LCH.Clearnet. Most recently, Zschach was managing director and co-head of global rates and currencies technology infrastructure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.