R.J. O’Brien & Associates, an independent futures brokerage and US clearing firm, has made two senior hires in its UK-based affiliate R.J. O’Brien Europe Limited (RJO Europe), tapping Peter Jerrom and John Burt as its newest Senior Vice Presidents (SVP), Listed FX Brokers, according to an R.J. O’Brien statement.
In their new respective roles, both individuals will be based out of London, and will begin their tenures with immediate effect. Both Mr. Jerrom and Mr. Burt join R.J. O’Brien having worked previously as the Co-Head of Exchange-Traded FX at Sigma Broking LTD in London, dating back to September 2014.
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Prior to Sigma Broking, Mr. Jerrom worked as the Head of Global FX Derivatives and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for UniCredit for over six years. Additional stops also included positions as a Senior Trader at Lehman Brothers in London and several product development roles at Barclays Capital.
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Mr. Burt has also spent the vast majority of his working career in London. In addition to Sigma Broking, he worked as an over-the-counter (OTC) and listed broker for ICAP, as well as Sunrise, Tullett Prebon, and Tradition SA, for over six years between 2007 and 2013. He has also been a specialist in prime brokerage and trading at JPMorgan Securities and UBS.
According to David Mudie, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RJO Europe, in a recent statement on the hires: “Peter and John are seasoned FX brokers and terrific additions to the team here, reinforcing our commitment to client-focused, best-in-class service.”
“We continue to expand and round out our institutional specialty areas from the UK, and this represents our first London-based emphasis on exchange-traded FX. It’s a great complement to our growing global over-the-counter FX business that Tony Dalton is heading from New York,” he added.
“We’re excited to join such a respected firm as RJO, which has direct access to the major futures exchanges, impressive technology and a robust global infrastructure. This move gives us prime brokerage relationships and a comprehensive offering of listed products to deliver to clients,” reiterated Mr. Jerrom in an accompanying statement.