Trading Places: NFA re-elects Hehmeyer as chairman

The board of directors of National Futures Association has re-elected Christopher K. Hehmeyer, Vice Chairman, Knight Futures, to serve a one-year term as Chairman. The Board also elected Michael C. Dawley, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co., to serve as Vice Chairman.

eClerx announced the appointment of Alan Paris as Principal in the New York office. In this newly-created role, Paris will manage financial services accounts and act as Global Consulting Lead. Prior to joining eClerx, Paris was Executive Director at Ernst & Young, where he led the Capital Markets Technology and Operations Transformation team.

FINRA appointed Citigroup’s co-chief information officer Steven Randich as EVP and CIO, Finextra reported. Radich will oversee technology and the registration and disclosure division when he assumes his post in FINRA on March 11.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. appointed Maura Markus as an independent member of its Board of Directors.  Markus is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of the West, a position she has held since March 2010.

GETCO and Knight Capital Group Inc. announced a new management team that will lead the combined company following a merger between the two firms. Notable appointments to the team include Daniel Coleman, current GETCO CEO, who will lead the new firm; Thomas Joyce, Knight Chairman and CEO, who will be the executive chairman of the board of directors; and Steven Bisgay, who will serve as chief financial officer.

Alpari US named Paul Thomas senior vice president of institutional sales in the company’s QuantumFX division. Thomas has more than 16 years of experience in the sector, having worked at banks including Citigroup and BNP.

GFI Group Inc., a provider of wholesale brokerage services, appointed Colin Heffron CEO. Heffron joined the company in 1988 as a broker of foreign currency options in New York, and has served as its president since February 2004.

Spot Trading announced a series of executive appointments, including the promotion of Robert Merrilees to the newly created role of chairman. Merrilees founded Spot in 1999, before which he was the managing director at the proprietary trading firm Stafford Trading. The company also promoted its former CFO Stephen Brodsky to the CEO spot, and named current finance director Robin McInerney to succeed Brodsky as CFO. The changes will take effect on April 1.

CLS, a global forex clearing facility, hired Alexander Filshie as chief financial officer. Filshie comes ot the company from American Express, where he was the international finance controller for Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Canada and Latin America.

Moscow Exchange named Evgeny Fetisov finance director. Fetisov most recently served as managing director and partner of Da Vinci Capital Management.

The Securities and Exchange Commission appointed Carl Hoecker as its inspector general. Since 2006, Hoecker has served as the first inspector general of the U.S. Capitol Police. His prior work experience also includes a stint at the Treasury Department, where he was a special agent and, later, the deputy assistant inspector general.

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