CHICAGO / NEW YORK, May 17, 2017 – Rosenthal Collins Group LLC (RCG®), a leading independent futures clearing firm, today announced the appointment of Brian Ager as President of the firm’s new Institutional Foreign Exchange (FX) Division in New York. Ager has spent more than three decades in financial services, including more than 22 years of management, trading and sales experience in foreign exchange futures and cash markets.
RCG President Maureen Downs said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Brian to RCG in this important new role, where he will help us grow our footprint in New York and expand the breadth of our product offering with an institutional FX presence. Brian has a terrific track record of building a global client base, executing all types of FX products and managing major client accounts, and he’ll bring that expertise to bear on our behalf. Over time, he will recruit a team of talented, experienced institutional FX professionals to support our growth in this sector.”
Ager said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join RCG to lead the entirely new operation of the Institutional FX Division. As a market maker and price distributor, we’ll be utilizing the best technology to deliver solutions to our clients that help them manage price risk and market volatility. I’m looking forward to establishing a team of talented sales professionals that not only provides high-level service to our clients but also treats our liquidity providers and business partners with the utmost respect.”
Since 2011, Ager served as Senior Director of New York FX Sales & Trading for R.J. O’Brien & Associates. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Director of FX Sales & Trading for RCG. Previously, Ager was Vice President, FX Institutional Sales for Citibank and for RBC Capital Markets, beginning in 2000. His FX career began in 1994 at AIG International, where he started on the spot FX desk and earned a promotion to the FX sales desk to manage the firm’s high priority clients. In 1998 he moved to the AIG head office in Greenwich, Conn. as Assistant Vice President of FX Institutional Sales.
Ager joined AIG Europe (UK) Ltd in 1986, working as a commercial property damage and business interruption underwriter until 1994.
With more than 90 years of experience in the futures industry, Rosenthal Collins Group is one of the world’s leading regulated Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) offering trading execution, clearing, brokerage, managed futures services and a full range of electronic trading services to institutional, commercial, professional and retail customers around the globe. The firm has developed its own electronic trading platform, RCG Onyx Plus®, tailored to the needs of its clients. RCG holds clearing memberships on all principal U.S. futures exchanges and has access to world futures markets through a network of correspondent relationships. RCG has over 35,000 active accounts and more than 150 correspondent brokerage relationships. Further information about Rosenthal Collins Group can be found at www.RCGdirect.com.
Ellen G. Resnick
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