Garry Jones

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Garry Jones
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Occupation CEO
Employer NovaFori
Location London
LinkedIn Profile
Website www.perfectchannel.com

Garry Jones is a London-based derivatives executive who serves as the CEO of NovaFori, formerly Perfect Channel. He joined the company in September 2019 and became CEO in January 2020.[1][2]

He is also a director of Horatio Ventures, a private investment company, and serves as an independent non-executive director at KRM22, a technology company that focuses on risk management for capital markets. He took the KRM22 post in April 2019.[3]

Jones served as CEO of the London Metal Exchange from September 30, 2013 until retiring from the post on January 23, 2017. [4] He replaced Martin Abbott, who announced his resignation from the LME in June.[5]

He was also HKEx’s co-head of global markets and a member of HKEx’s management committee.

In 2019, Jones was inducted into the Futures Industry Association's Futures Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 to commemorate outstanding contributions to the global futures and options community.[6]

Background[edit]

Jones spent many years in executive positions in the derivatives industry. He was the global head and executive vice president of NYSE Liffe from May 1, 2009, replacing Hugh Freedberg.[7] Jones was also head of global derivatives at NYSE Euronext but stepped down in 2012 after five years.

He previously served as executive director of business development and strategy at NYSE Liffe, where he was responsible for marketing, sales, product development and strategy.[8]

Jones joined Liffe from ICAP Plc, where he was chief executive officer of ICAP Electronic Broking (Europe).[9] Before joining ICAP, he was CEO and president of BrokerTec Europe Ltd, the bank-consortium-owned global fixed income electronic trading platform.[10]

Jones previously worked for almost 20 years in a variety of senior management roles in trading, sales and research for investment banks in the USA and Europe, focusing on the bond and derivatives markets, working for Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch, Daiwa Securities and Banque Paribas.

He has been a member of the board of directors of the Qatar Exchange, LCH.Clearnet Group and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. He was a founder member of the Futures and Options Association’s European Industry Council and was a member of the senior level Practitioner Panel that advised the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on new policy initiatives under the UK’s former regulatory regime.[11]

Education[edit]

Jones has a B.A. and an M.A. in geology from Oxford University in the UK and an MBA from Stanford Business School in the US.

2015 MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity Series, London[edit]

"It doesn’t matter where you start, it matters where you finish. Don’t just do the job for the money. Do your research, work hard…and it might work out."

Original MarketsWiki Education Article

Videos[edit]

Garry Jones was inducted into the Futures Hall of Fame. In this video from JLN’s annual Industry Leader Series, Jones runs through how Brexit will impact the political sphere, capital markets in general, and then derivatives markets in particular. Original John Lothian News Article

2016 Exchange CEO Series: LME's Garry Jones Looking At More Metals, More Clearing and More China

Former Liffe and LME CEO Garry Jones kicks off JLN's annual series of interviews with industry leaders at FIA Boca. In this year's series of some 20 videos, executives from exchanges, fintech companies and service providers give their outlook on the coming year and state of the industry. Original John Lothian News Article

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