R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO), one of the largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firms in the US, has announced a key promotion, elevating Thomas Texier to the new role of Managing Director of its London-based group, R.J. O’Brien Limited, according to a company statement.
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Mr. Texier originally joined R.J. O’Brien Limited back in 2015, having since worked as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role he will tasked with helping to kindle the affiliate’s growth, whilst developing its UK team.
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Over the course of his career, he has garnered over two decades worth of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining R.J. O’Brien Limited in 2015, he worked at Kyte Group for nearly thirteen years as its COO.
Additional roles include senior stints at FCT Europe Limited and Societe Generale as its Deputy General Manager – Societe Generale North Pacific Tokyo, dating back to 1997, according to information made public on his Linkedin profile.
According to Gerald Corcoran, RJO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in a recent statement on the promotion: “I’ve spent extensive time over the past six months in our London office with the goal of ensuring that we create the optimal organizational structure to grow the UK business while aligning it closely with our corporate structure and culture in the United States.”
“I am delighted to help RJO fulfill our goals of regional expansion and increased product offerings. The integration of Kyte into RJO was not only smooth but monumental in terms of the new capabilities we could offer clients. We are excited to take these synergies to the next level with an operation that is now an integral part of the RJO offering globally,” explained Mr. Texier in an accompanying statement.