Advantage Futures names industry veteran Carlos Rodriguez its new CFO

Maria Nikolova

Carlos Rodriguez brings more than two decades of industry experience to Advantage Futures.

US futures broker Advantage Futures has announced the appointment of Carlos Rodriguez as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr Rodriguez is an industry veteran, bringing with him more than two decades of experience in the sector.

In an announcement about the appointment, Advantage specifies that Mr Rodriguez will oversee all accounting and treasury functions at the firm and that he will report directly to Advantage’s CEO Joe Guinan.

Carlos Rodriguez

Prior to Advantage, Mr Rodriguez worked for CME Group Inc (NASDAQ:CME) for nearly 21 years, most recently serving as Executive Director in CME Group’s Financial and Regulatory Surveillance Department.

With Mr Rodriguez joining the team, Advantage now employs four former exchange auditors among its staff.

Joe Guinan, Advantage Futures’ CEO, said:

“Two decades of regulatory experience coupled with his even-keeled managerial style make Carlos an enormous asset to our firm. He’s a home-run for Advantage and we are thrilled to have him on board.”

Mr. Rodriguez commented on his appointment:

“I am excited to join Advantage’s reputable senior management team. Advantage is a world class organization and my strong regulatory, financial and compliance background nicely complement existing management.”

Mr. Rodriguez holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Earlier this month, Advantage marked the start of its 15th year as a futures broker. And in April this year, the company said its client funds had reached an all-time high exceeding $700 million. Advantage and its nearly 100 employees have processed over 3.7 billion contracts since the founding of the business on June 2, 2003.

The firm offers electronic trading access to major futures exchanges across the globe. Advantage Futures is a full clearing member of the CME Group (CME, CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX, KCBOT), NFX (Nasdaq Futures Exchange), ICE Futures U.S., ICE Clear U.S., ICE Futures Europe, ICE Clear Europe, Options Clearing Corp., CBOE Futures Exchange and Dubai Mercantile Exchange as well as a foreign approved participant of the Montréal Exchange and non-clearing member of EUREX. Advantage also secures trading access to major Asia-Pacific exchanges through a number of correspondent broker relationships.

Read this next

Interviews

AC Interview – Neil Swanepoel, Sales Development Representative

One of the biggest challenges faced by brokers is finding the best tools/methods to attract and convert new traders. With trading becoming increasingly more popular among Gen Z, it is this young group of up and coming traders that hold the most potential for brokers. To help better understand this unique demographic we spoke to Autochartist Sales Manager and new trader Neil Swanepoel. 

Digital Assets

BlockTower teams up with Centrifuge to bring real world assets to DeFi

The protocol empowers businesses to tokenize non-crypto assets such as mortgages, invoices and consumer credit, to create asset-backed pools that create an investment opportunity, and as a result, democratizing access to capital.

Digital Assets

Solana-powered game DeFi Land launches Play-and-Earn features

The Play-and-Earn mechanics announcement comes on the heels of a collab between DeFi Land and STEPN. DeFi Land will soon announce chain integrations, an alpha mobile version, and a multichain feature. 

Retail FX

Spotware rolls out Manager’s API for cTrader brokers

Spotware Systems, a technology provider for the electronic trading industry, has released its new Manager’s API for Brokers, providing powerful tools for server-server integration.

Metaverse Gaming NFT

Dubai Museum taps Binance to jump onto NFT bandwagon

Dubai’s Museum of the Future, the $136 million UAE government-sponsored museum that opened a few weeks ago, is joining forces with Binance NFT to roll out a range of digital products on blockchain.

Digital Assets

Ripple and Lithuanian FINCI partner for XRP-based payments

Ripple is looking to expand its presence in Europe, forming a new partnership with Lithuanian electronic money institution FINCI.

Digital Assets

Crypto.com enables Shopify merchants to accept crypto payments

Crypto.com has integrated with Canadian e-commerce giant Shopify so global merchants can accept crypto payments and save on processing fees through cash-final settlements.

Institutional FX

FX volume drops 13pct at CLS Group in April 2022

FX settlement specialist CLS Group today reported that the executed volumes of currency trading on its platforms were notably down in April.

Crypto Insider, Opinion

Regulation: The Gold-Standard for Crypto-Assets

When the US supervisory authority SEC allowed an investment product referencing Bitcoin futures to be traded for the first time last October, this was widely perceived as a signal that cryptocurrencies had finally become established as an asset class.

<