Trading Places: R.J. O'Brien appoints new Senior VP

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Perry Offutt, who spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley, will join as a managing director within the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, or MIRA, in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. He’ll be responsible for acquisitions and deal origination, and report to Graeme Conway, the head of MIRA in the Americas.

MIRA encompasses publicly-traded infrastructure investment funds like NYSE-listed Macquarie Infrastructure Co. as well as Macquarie’s unlisted funds. The firm is currently raising $2.5 billion for Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III, which counts Goethals Bridge among its cornerstone investments, according to filings.  

  • CFTC Chairman Massad Announces the Appointment of Aitan Goelman as Director of Enforcement

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad named Aitan Goelman as the agency’s Director of the Division of Enforcement. Mr. Goelman is a former federal prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience litigating both criminal and civil matters.

“I’m very pleased that Aitan Goelman has agreed to join the agency as Director of Enforcement. Aitan brings valuable experience in government and private practice, as well as a strong commitment to public service.  He will be a tough, aggressive and fair leader at a critical time in the Commission’s history,” said Chairman Massad. “I especially want to thank Gretchen Lowe for her skilled leadership and dedication, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with her.”

Mr. Goelman joins the CFTC from the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, where he has been a litigation partner for 11 years.  Mr. Goelman’s practice has focused on white collar crime and complex commercial litigation.  Mr. Goelman previously served in the Department of Justice for nine years, including as an Assistant U. S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and as a Special Attorney to the U.S. Attorney General.  At Justice, he handled white-collar criminal cases involving bank, wire, mail and securities fraud, as well as RICO, and violent crimes.  Mr. Goelman was also one of the trial lawyers that convicted the Oklahoma City bombers.

  • Deutsche Börse taps Caroline Davis to serve as new Head of Tools 

Deutsche Börse Market Data + Services today announced that Caroline Davis has joined as its new Head of Tools. She will be based in London and report directly to Holger Wohlenberg, Managing Director, Market Data + Services. 

“Ms. Davis brings nearly a decade of experience in the Software-as-a-Service, derivatives and risk management technology sectors. Her expertise ranges from sales and business development to hands-on software development and delivery. We believe she will be a valuable asset to the team by elevating the Tools business to the next level of client engagement and custom solutions,” said Holger Wohlenberg, Managing Director, Market Data + Services, Deutsche Börse 

The Tools business line offers clients software on demand to navigate financial markets with increased agility by providing tools to support and automate client processes such as algorithm testing, market access or regulatory reporting. Centrally hosted in the cloud, users can access these applications to perform a range of operations without the need for upfront investment, configuration management and software deployment.

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