Chicago-based futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates today announced that Mark Phelps, Group Chief Executive Officer of G.H. Financials, will soon assume the role of Managing Director, EMEA for its London-based affiliate, R.J. O’Brien Limited (RJO Limited). Mr Phelps is a nearly 25-year veteran of the futures markets in Europe and globally.
Mr Phelps will operate out of London for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and report to RJO Chairman and CEO Gerald Corcoran.
Mr Corcoran said:
“Mark brings outstanding executive leadership experience to our very important UK operation and our presence in EMEA, along with a deep understanding of our industry, the evolving global landscape and the importance of high-touch client service. I’m absolutely delighted that he’s joining our team, and I know he will play a key role in our continued global expansion.”
Mark Phelps commented:
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining RJO as the company looks to build out its global execution and clearing offering. The firm has been one of the most successful in the industry for well over 100 years, especially in the U.S., and my aim will be to work closely with the entire RJO team to further raise its profile and build upon its services for clients and prospects across EMEA.”