Commodities brokerage Marex Spectron has appointed Ram Vittal as CEO of North America. He will be based in New York and report to Ian Lowitt, group chief executive.

He joins from JPMorgan Chase, where he was managing director and head of treasury services franchise client management spearheading client solutions leveraging data analytics and digital technologies. Previously, he was managing director at Goldman Sachs, holding several leadership roles in the investment management and investment banking divisions. Whilst at Goldman, he led the establishment of Goldman’s asset management business in India.

In the role, Vittal will oversee Chicago-based Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG) and other Marex Spectron North America metals, energy and agricultural brokerage teams in New York, Houston, Connecticut and Calgary.

“Ram is an impressive addition to our firm,” says Lowitt. “His track record in investment banking, acquiring and growing businesses, coupled with his understanding of digital solutions and data analytics will be invaluable as we develop our North American business. This is our fastest growing region and our intention is to continue building our presence in the Americas to around half of our total revenues through organic expansion, new product development and acquiring businesses where we see growth opportunities.”

Colin Lambert

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