Awards

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

OTC Global Holdings recognized as 2017’s “Broker or the Year” by renowned international trading and risk management industry publication Energy Risk

award_2016OTC Global Holdings recognized as 2016’s “Broker of the Year” by renowned international trading and risk management industry publication Energy Risk

award_2016OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Voted #1 Broker In Henry Hub, Eastern & Western US/Canada Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids. Read more…

award_2011OTC Global Holdings recognized as 2011’s “Broker of the Year” by renowned international trading and risk management industry publication Energy Risk. Read more…

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Press and Media

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION ENERGY GROUP LAUNCHES PHYSICAL LPG PRODUCT AND FREIGHT BROKERAGE DESK, WELCOMES FORMER TRADER PATRICK GORGUE TO LEAD EFFORT WHICH WILL FOCUS ON EUROPEAN AND ASIAN MARKETS

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HOUSTON (December 26, 2019) – ION Energy Group, the largest natural gas options broker in the world and a portfolio company within leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced the establishment of a physical freight brokerage desk and the addition of former trader Patrick Gorgue as desk head.

“Patrick brings unparalleled experience to this new opportunity and comes to ION at an exciting time,” said Sid Perkins, founder and managing partner of ION Energy Group. “As we look to expand our footprint, we need to hire experienced individuals like this who can grow specific new areas of our business. We look forward to seeing Patrick replicate his previous successes in the physical global markets he’ll be focused on.”

Prior to joining ION Gorgue worked at Vitol for eight years and ran the firm’s LPG desk in their Houston office. In addition, he traded European LPG for Morgan Stanley in London and worked at Louis Dreyfus in Houston and Wilton, Conn.

“I am eager to get to work with Sid and my new colleagues to build out the product and freight brokerage desk focused on international LPG markets,” added Gorgue. “The tremendous growth of these markets lately is just the beginning, and they present incredible opportunities for an industry leader like ION.”

For more information about OTCGH and ION Energy Group visit www.otcgh.com. To contact Gorgue directly please use: gorgue.p@ionenergygroup.com / (713) 358-5450 / gorguep3 (ICE Chat).

About ION Energy Group

Founded in 2008 by Sid Perkins and based in New York, London and Houston, ION Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

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Pierpont Communications
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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS CLOSES OUT DECADE WITH CONTINUED INVESTMENTS IN GLOBAL TALENT, EXPANSION OF DATA SERVICES OFFERINGS INTO EUROPE

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HOUSTON (December 16, 2019) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, concluded another milestone year marked by further investments in global talent and the expansion of its data services offering for clients across markets.

Talent has long been a key differentiator for the firm, and 2019 was no different as it invested in individuals across the globe who can drive market growth, including:

  • Daniel Porton joined OTCGH as Market Data Business Development Manager and Head of Sales for Europe and Asia. Porton has over 12 years of experience in multi-asset sales and relationship management working in financial markets and is based out of London.
  • Aaron Easterling, who brings more than 13 years of experience leading talent initiatives in global alternative investment management to the company, joined OTCGH as Vice President of Business Development. Easterling is responsible for helping the firm identify and recruit premier candidates to OTCGH’s nearly 20 independent brokerage shops across the globe.
  • Het Shah, who brings more than 15 years of experience in trading, research and product development to the firm, joined OTCGH’s ION Energy Group in New York as a head of research. Shah is helping further build out the company’s rapidly expanding research capabilities.
  • Thomas Blakeslee, a 25-year energy veteran, joined OTCGH’s Choice! Power desk in New York. He has two plus decades of experience in trading oil, power and gas, and most recently was Sales Manager at Nasdaq, where he oversaw the sales effort for power and gas trading, driving new competition to the energy futures industry.

OTCGH also announced the availability of its latest data product, European Natural Gas & Power (EUGP) Forward Curves powered by EOXLive. The EUGP product covers daily assessments of 40 fixed price locations and joins the continuously expanding suite of data resources from OTCGH, including existing European offerings like NGLs, Refined Products, and Crude Oil as the firm continues to expand its market data offerings into Europe and Asia.

In addition, the company expanded its EOD market data reports powered by EOXLive to be generated multiple times throughout the global business day to provide continuous coverage to clients across all continents. In addition to the EOD market data reports EOX already generated before 3:00 p.m. CT daily, the company began generating EOD market data reports for every asset class it marks five times daily.

Thanks to the continued support of OTCGH’s brokers, the company also saw continued growth of the client base for its EOXLive platform. This resulted in more trader-to-trader interaction and a record-setting volume total in August, brokering more than 40 percent of the total Natural Gas Options block market (ICE, CME and NFX).  

Finally, the company was honored as the 2019 “Broker of the Year” by Energy Risk, an internationally recognized publication in the global trade and risk management industry. This is the fourth time in nine years the firm has received the recognition.

“This year has been a testament to OTC Global Holdings’ steadfast position in the global marketplace. We have made great investments in our people and products, which directly impact the level of service and intelligence we are able to provide our clients with,” said Javier Loya, OTCGH’s chairman and Co-CEO. “As the year comes to an end, we are looking forward to accomplishing even greater milestones in 2020 and the coming decade, including enhancing our technology and data offerings to diversifying our portfolio of services. However, continuing to provide the best client experience and service in the business will remain at the core of everything we do and that starts with having the best people.”

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.  

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Pierpont Communications
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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION ENERGY GROUP BOLSTERS RESEARCH OFFERING WITH ADDITION OF SEASONED ENERGY MARKETS PROFESSIONAL HET SHAH

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NEW YORK (December 9, 2019) – ION Energy Group, the largest natural gas options broker in the world and a portfolio company within leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced the addition of Het Shah as a head of research. Shah brings more than 15 years of experience in trading, research and product development to the firm and will help further build out its rapidly expanding research capabilities.

“While Ion has long been known as the natural gas market leader, we have seen our clients’ needs evolve in recent years and are continuously trying to grow with them,” said Sid Perkins, founder and managing partner at ION Energy Group. “Het brings tremendous experience to the table and his addition will allow us to continue down the path of trying to expand our research capability in a rapidly changing environment.”

Shah most recently developed a data analytics firm, analytix.ai, which used advanced big data modelling techniques to build more accurate, timely, and forward-looking natural gas fundamental data. He also played a part in developing and growing enelyst.com, a widely used professional messaging platform for energy market professionals.

Prior to this, Shah was head of natural gas at Bloomberg and developed all the components for their natural gas regional models, including daily regional production, consumption, storage activity and flows for 16 regions across the US and Canada. His data and analysis during this time was widely circulated amongst energy market traders and analysts.

In addition, Shah previously held research and analyst positions at BP, Platts and Constellation Energy.

“The opportunity to join an industry leader like ION and help further build out their research capabilities was something I immediately jumped at,” added Shah. “Not only has the firm continually emphasized staying ahead of the curve with its clients by investing in research and other emerging areas of the business, but thanks to their entrepreneurial approach I know I will have the resources to build something impactful.”

For more information about OTCGH and ION Energy Group visit www.otcgh.com.

About ION Energy Group

Founded in 2008 by Sid Perkins and based in New York, London and Houston, ION Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore. The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives. The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.    

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Contact: Amy West
Pierpont Communications
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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE! PRODUCTS ADDS ENERGY VETERAN RALPH TAPIA AS DERIVATIVES BROKER

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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE! PRODUCTS
ADD ENERGY VETERSAN RALPH TAPIA AS DERIVATIVES BROKER

HOUSTON (October 21, 2019) – Choice! Products, part of leading independent interdealer broker in over-the-counter commodities OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced the addition of Ralph Tapia as a Derivatives Broker for their Refined Products Desk. Tapia’s focus will be Gulf Coast Physical Distillates, NYMEX Futures and other energy products.

“At OTCGH we understand that only by hiring top tier talent like Ralph will we be able to continue meeting shifting client demands in this evolving marketplace,” said Javier Loya. “His broad industry experience will be a tremendous resource for the Choice! team, their clients and our entire firm.”

Tapia brings more than 12 years of industry experience to the desk, ranging from tax accounting to refinery logistics, and distillate blending to banking. He earned his BBA in accounting and finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

“Choice! has a solid gasoline program in place, and there is huge potential to grow the distillate desk with our current team,” added Tapia. “I am very excited to join their Products Desk and know that OTCGH’s leadership will continue to position the firm for success in today and tomorrow’s marketplace.”

For more information about Choice! Products and OTC Global Holdings please visit www.otcgh.com.

About Choice! Products

Founded in 2013, Choice! Products is one of the leading brokerage groups in Refined Products.

 About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore. The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives. The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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Contact: Amy Lach
Pierpont Communications
(713) 627-2223
alach@piercom.com