CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that it has hired Mark H. Thompson Jr. as Director, Hedge Funds.
Thompson, 37, will be responsible for serving as the company's primary liaison to the East Coast hedge fund community and developing hedge fund business within the region across all CME Group product lines. He will be based out of New York and will report to Tina Lemieux, Managing Director, Hedge Funds and Broker Services.
Thompson joins CME Group from UBS Securities LLC where he most recently served as a member of the macro/cross asset sales team. In this role, he was responsible for serving as the single point of contact for macro, long/short, transition and asset managers for all derivatives and cash products and performing cross-asset idea generation and research for clients. He also served as a member of the bank's global futures and options sales team. His background also includes operations and analyst roles with Moore Capital Management and Banque Paribas.
Thompson earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Villanova University. He is a Series 7, 3, 55 and 63 registered representative.