Derivatives exchange CME Group has appointed Julien Le Noble as head of its Asia Pacific office. Based in Singapore, he will be responsible for leading CME Group's efforts to build up its range of products for clients in the region. Le Noble will join CME Group on 1 August and will report to Bryan Durkin, CME Group COO and managing director, products and services.
As well as its Asian headquarters in Singapore, CME Group has offices in Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo and telecoms hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Singapore.
“CME Group volumes during Asia Pacific business hours increased more than 25% in Q1 20011, representing a growing demand for globally relevant derivatives products and services in this region,” said Durkin. “We are thrilled to have Julien leading our efforts to help our clients in Asia achieve their risk management goals.”
Before joining CME Group, Le Noble served as CEO and representative director, Japan and head of equities Asia Pacific for brokerage firm Newedge, where he led the firm's Japanese business development and sales efforts. Prior to Newedge, Le Noble served in executive roles for broker-dealer Fimat, a forerunner to Newedge, in Singapore and Japan. He began his career in Chicago with Fimat in 1995, where he held leadership roles until 2000. He also worked in London for Boursorama, a European retail online bank broker and part of Societe Generale, from 2000 to 2002.