CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today announced it has hired Arianne Criqui as Senior Vice President, Head of Options and Business Development, and Robert Hocking as Senior Vice President, Head of Derivatives Strategy. The company also announced the promotion of Matthew McFarland to Vice President, Head of Futures, Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE). All three will hold leadership positions within the Markets division of Cboe Global Markets.
"We are thrilled to welcome Arianne and Rob, two exceptional, long-time derivatives industry professionals with a wealth of experience, to our team. We are also pleased to recognize Matt, a veteran of Cboe, for the significant impact he continues to make in leading our futures business," said Bryan Harkins, Executive Vice President, Co-Head Markets Division at Cboe Global Markets. "We are confident that Rob's strategic vision, combined with Arianne and Matt's leadership of our options and futures business lines respectively, will drive even greater growth in our derivatives franchise."
"Arianne, Rob and Matt are veterans of the options and futures industries and bring to Cboe not only a deep understanding of our products and markets, but proven track records in growing business and building customer networks," said Andy Lowenthal, Executive Vice President, Co-Head Markets Division at Cboe Global Markets. "We believe their appointments to key leadership roles at Cboe optimizes the alignment of our team resources with the needs of our customers and will further accelerate the growth of our vibrant derivatives product line."
As Senior Vice President, Head of Options and Business Development, Arianne Criqui will oversee the overall strategy and performance of Cboe's U.S. options business unit, including pricing strategy, product features and other business metrics, and will lead the company's cross asset class business development efforts, focusing on managing existing relationships and cultivating new customers while maximizing cross selling opportunities.
Most recently, Arianne served as Vice President, Head of Electronic Options Sales Distribution within the Equity Derivatives Sales team at Goldman Sachs. She previously held executive sales positions at Capstone Investment Advisors and Merrill Lynch.
As Senior Vice President, Head of Derivatives Strategy, Rob Hocking will oversee the strategic vision for Cboe's proprietary product franchise and serve as an advisor to the executive, business leads and product teams to help shape and drive the company's roadmap for current and next-generation derivatives products. Rob's product expertise will support the company's overall derivatives strategy, new product creation and business development efforts.
Rob has been a member/Trading Permit Holder (TPH) of Cboe Options Exchange since 2001 and most recently served as Global Head of Equity Volatility Trading at DRW Trading Group. Prior to DRW, he held positions at Goldman Sachs and Hull Trading, specializing in index derivatives trading.
As Vice President, Head of Futures, at Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), Matt McFarland will set the strategic direction for the exchange including pricing, the day-to-day and long-term strategies to meet customers' needs as well as the competitive positioning of the exchange. He was promoted from his current role of Senior Director, Cboe Futures Exchange Business Strategy and Operations.
Matt is an 11-year veteran of Cboe, who previously spent 10 years at JP Morgan in equity derivative sales. He started his career on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in 1993.
About Cboe Global Markets, Inc.
Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE) is one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. The company is committed to relentless innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless solutions that enhance the customer experience.
Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world's barometer for equity market volatility.
Cboe's trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe. In addition, the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading.
The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Quito, Ecuador. For more information, visit www.cboe.com.
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