The Futures and Options Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Kathleen Traynor as its Director of Regulation effective beginning of January 2011.
Kathleen joins the FOA from London Stock Exchange Group plc, where she was Head of Regulatory Strategy. Prior to that role, she was Senior Associate, Equity Markets, at the UK's Financial Services Authority. She also spent six years at TSX Group (now TMX Group, operator of Canada's stock and derivatives exchanges) as senior legal counsel.
Kathleen replaces Jane Green, who left in September to join Association of Financial Markets Europe (AFME).
Speaking of her appointment, FOA chief executive Anthony Belchambers said: "Kathleen is a key appointment for the FOA at a time of major regulatory change. Her expertise will prove invaluable as we continue our efforts to ensure that the legal and regulatory framework , as well as being effective in sustaining public confidence and market orderliness and integrity, is proportionate to the differentiated trading activities, customer bases, services and business risks of FOA member firms."