Trading Places: Garry Jones takes lead at LME

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange named industry veteran Garry Jones as the CEO of the London Metal Exchange, selecting a former top executive at the NYSE Liffe to help drive its expansion into commodities and beyond.

Tethys Petroleum announced the appointment of Stephen Elliott to the position of vice president project development. Elliot has been with the company since April 2009. In his new corporate role, Steve will now have overall responsibility for Tethys' operated projects at the project stage in all countries of focus.

R.J. O’Brien & Associates announced that Matthew Ardizzone, a 20-year veteran of the foreign exchange (FX) industry, has joined the firm as Global Head of FX Sales. Ardizzone is charged with growing the firm’s institutional FX presence, particularly among commodity trading advisors (CTAs), hedge funds and FX portfolio managers.

OCC announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wayne P. Luthringshausen will retire effective December 31, 2013. Pending regulatory approval, OCC will separate the roles of Chairman and CEO upon Luthringshausen’s retirement. After an extensive national search OCC’s Board of Directors has named Michael E. Cahill as CEO effective January 1, 2014.

Embium announced that Janice Robson has joined Embium as CEO. Her appointment brings critical strategy and sales expertise to facilitate Embium’s rapid growth.

Lightyear Capital LLC recently appointed Richard Korhammer, co-founder and former Chairman and CEO of Lava Trading Inc., as Senior Advisor.  Korhammer will draw upon his extensive background in financial technology to help identify and evaluate financial technology and capital markets investment opportunities for Lightyear

Orc announced that Troels Philip Jensen has been appointed Chief Operating Officer to support Orc’s global strategic objectives and growth. He succeeds Matteo Carcano who is leaving the company in August 2013.

Horizon Cash Management LLC announced that it has hired Matthew Boice as vice president and credit analyst. Boice works closely with the portfolio management team and chief investment officer and is responsible for portfolio credit research.

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