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Foreign Exchange Professionals Association

FXPA Announces New Officers, Board Members

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) voted in a slate of new Officers and Board members at its annual meeting on February 5.In roles that took effect March 1, 2019, Lisa Shemie, Associate General Counsel of Cboe Global Markets and Chief Legal Officer of Cboe FX and Cboe SEF, was elected as the group’s new Chair; Jill Sigelbaum, Head of FXall, Refinitiv, was elected Vice Chair; Paul Houston, Global Head of FX, CME Group, was tapped as Treasurer; and Jason Vitale, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer FX & Head of Client Execution, BNY Mellon, was re-elected as Secretary.

FXPA Announces Board Members, Working Groups

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) voted in a slate of new Board members at its annual meeting on March 6, and re-elected Chip Lowry, senior managing director at State Street Global Markets, as chairman, and Sean Tully, senior managing director at CME Group, as treasurer.

Members new to the Board include Lisa Shemie, chief legal officer, Cboe FX and Cboe SEF; Jill Sigelbaum, head of FXall, Thomson Reuters; and Christopher Matsko, head of FX trading services, Portware. Members re-elected to the Board include: Jason Vitale, COO FX & head of client execution, BNY Mellon Global Markets; Jonathon O’Donnell, investment manager, CalPERS; Tahreem Kampton, senior director, Microsoft; Tod Van Name, global head of FX electronic trading, Bloomberg; Stephen Komon, senior portfolio manager, Colorado PERA; KC Lam, head of FX and rates, Singapore Exchange (SGX); and Lowry of State Street.

FXPA Hires Shay as President

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has appointed John Shay as president of the organisation, a newly created role. Additionally, FXPA has hired Mercury Strategies, represented by Justin Slaughter, as its new legal counsel. “We are excited to welcome John and Justin to FXPA. They will be involved on a day-to-day basis, leading the group’s efforts to focus on the issues that matter most to the FX industry and help fulfil our mission statement, which is to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market through education, research and advocacy,” says FXPA chairman Chip Lowry.

FXPA Elects New Officers, Board Members

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) announced the results of its elections, which took place on February 16, and resulted in a slate of new Board members, as well as four officers to serve on the FXPA’s Executive Committee (ExCom).

FXPA members re-elected Chip Lowry, senior managing director of State Street Global Markets, as chair, and Sean Tully, senior managing director, financial and OTC products, CME Group, as treasurer. FXPA members also elected two new officers to the ExCom, Fulinda Rouse, co-head of global accounts, EBS BrokerTec, as vice chair, and Paul Millward, head of FX product strategy, Bats Global Markets, as secretary.

INTL FCStone Becomes 25th Member of FXPA

The Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA) has announced INTL FCStone as the newest Supporting Member of the FX trade group, bringing the total number of institutional members to 25.

Edgar Ramon, global head of foreign exchange at INTL FCStone Markets, says: “We are proud to now be an FXPA member firm and to join with other members in education, research, and advocacy initiatives for the foreign exchange industry. As the first non-bank swap dealer, we are intimately familiar with the constantly changing FX landscape, and will leverage our significant knowledge to further the FXPA’s goal of advancing a sound global currency market.

Jump Trading Joins FXPA

Jump Trading has become the latest addition to the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA), joining the group as a governing council member of the FX trade group.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in FXPA, which promotes active discussions around the most pressing matters in the changing FX space,” says Mark Bruce, business development, head of FICC at Jump Trading.

“The vision for FXPA is expressed in the mission statement, which is to represent the collective interests of professional foreign exchange industry participants to advance a sound, liquid, transparent and competitive global currency market to policymakers and the marketplace through education, research and advocacy. We are pleased to welcome Jump Trading to join us in this effort,” says an FXPA spokesperson.