RJO taps Amber Wright to partner with brokers on E-Trading offering

Rick Steves

As part of her role, she will be partnering regularly with brokers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as the U.S. and Asia to further expand RJO’s product reach across the fixed income markets and electronic trading solutions.

R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has announced it is going forward with two key global initiatives – a significant expansion of the firm’s institutional fixed income product breadth and a new algorithmic trading capability across multiple asset classes.

The oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States has chosen Amber Wright to oversee the execution of these two initiatives.

Amber Wright was promoted to Executive Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Rates and E-Trading Sales, with responsibilities across RJO’s operating affiliates.

Targeting brokers in Europe, MENA, US, and Asia

Based in London and reporting to RJO President and Chief Sales Officer Daniel Staniford, Amber Wright is now responsible for the development of both the firm’s global institutional rates business as well as its “E-Trading” offerings across all products.

As part of her role, she will be partnering regularly with brokers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as well as the U.S. and Asia to further expand RJO’s product reach across the fixed income markets and electronic trading solutions.

Daniel Staniford, President and Chief Sales Officer at RJO, said: “Amber has done an extraordinary job since joining the firm, meeting every challenge thrown her way. She brings a unique combination of great contacts, hands-on buy- and sell-side experience, and deep technological expertise, giving us a comprehensive view of what our clients want and need in the fixed income markets and in the electronic trading space. Amber will be integral to further developing these global offerings for RJO.”

Amber Wright, Executive Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Rates and E-Trading Sales, commented: “I am extremely humbled to take on this leadership position in two areas that are so important to the future growth of RJO. During my time here, I’ve seen the firm make substantial investments in technology, and as automated trading and algorithmic execution strategies are such important tools in the markets, I am thrilled to help move these initiatives forward.

“With RJO’s recent launch of our interest rate swap desk and the latest addition of cash treasuries, we now have the tools to create a truly global fixed income offering. It’s an honor to work alongside some of the most highly regarded brokers and clients in the industry as we continue to build upon RJO’s strong foundation to develop a new depth in these disciplines.”

Prior to the new role, Amber Wright served as RJO’s Senior Director, Global Sales since early 2021. She joined the brokerage firm as Director, Global Sales in July 2019.

She joined RJO from Capula Investment Management LLP, a global London-based fixed income specialist hedge fund she joined in 2017 to establish a new systematic trading team. There, she played a leading role in the development and execution of a model-driven trading and algorithmic execution capability.

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