History & Timeline

OTC Global Holdings History and Timeline

From our humble beginnings in March 2007, when co-founder of OTC Global Holdings Javier Loya moved from being CEO of Houston-based energy firm Choice Brokerage and then acquired Choice Natural Gas, LP and Choice Power, LP to today, OTC Global has been about growth. Nearly every month for the past decade, there have been additions to the OTC Global team of companies and the global commodities powerhouse continues to thrive and grow. For years, we have been leading the industry in offering actionable and timely market data and brokerage support, and continue to grow our partnerships with data aggregators and independent brokerage firms to this day.

Our advanced trading analytics are now used by large corporations and individual investors in the energy commodity space around the world, and our client list includes some impressive names.

We are continuing to push and grow, rewriting what it means to be an independent institutional broker of commodities, with offices around the world from Chicago, New York, and New Jersey, to London, Geneva, and Singapore. We are now a leading liquidity provider on ICE, CME, and NFX, and serve more than 450 institutional clients.

May 2016
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS recognized as 2016 “Broker of the Year” by EnergyRisk
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ Aalpha Energy forms crude oil options desk in London

April 2016
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS voted top broker in four Energy Risk Rankings categories
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ P&P Oil forms middle distillate desk in London
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION Energy Group brokers first screen trade on EOXLive

September 2015
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ EOXLive Markets now allows users to trade on the EOXLive screen without picking up a phone
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ Releases live NYMEX Henry Hub volatility surface on the Bloomberg Professional service

March 2015
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ EOXLive Markets to be available on Trading Technologies’ new TT Platform

February 2015
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS launches EOXLive Markets

November 2014
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ Aalpha Energy expands into U.S.

August 2014
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Releases Crude Oil Forward Curves

April 2014
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Refined Products Forward Curves

February 2014
-OTC EUROPE, LLP Forms AALPHA ENERGY

October 2013
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Natural Gas Liquids Forward Curves

February 2013
– OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Natural Gas and Power Forward Curves
– OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Power Implied Volatilities and Natural Gas Implied Volatilities products

November 2012
 FUTURES INTERNATIONAL Bolsters Staff with Addition of Senior Commodity Analyst Terry Reilly

September 2012
– EOXLive Announces Partnership With TheStreet

July 2012
– OTC Europe launches freight derivatives desk
– Interactive Data launches FutureSource Workstation Version 3.4 which includes EOX Holdings content

March 2012
– GlobalView adds EOX Holdings’ over-the-counter forward curves

February 2012
– EOX Holdings and Updata combine over-the-counter forward curves and advanced trading analytics

November 2011
– OTCGH joins CME ConfirmHub for Energy straight-through-processing

October 2011
– OTCGH collaborates with CME Group to deliver the industry’s first on-demand over-the-counter market data

September 2011
– OTCGH hires Suresh Dongre as Chief Information Officer

July 2011
– OTCGH’s video honored at 32nd Annual Telly Awards with a bronze award in the recruitment category

June 2011
– EOX Holdings Launches End-of-Day Forward Curve Products

May 2011
– OTCGH forms Equus Energy Group LLC in Louisville

May 2011
– OTC Global Holdings Named 2011 “Broker of the Year” by Energy Risk

March 2011
– CHOICE Power, a division of OTCGH, forms Northeast Power Brokerage Desk in Houston and New York

December 2010
– OTC Europe, LLP in London expands into coal and coal derivatives broking

November 2010
– OTCGH Joins ICE eConfirm Broker Matching Service

August 2010
– OTCGH forms OTC Europe, LLP in London with two new divisions (Ion Energy and P&P Oil)

July 2010
– EOX Holdings Unveils OTC Energy Market Data Offering

June 2010
– Javier Loya named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award Winner in Houston and Gulf Coast Area

January 2010
– Choice Environmental LLC Brokers First CME-Cleared Snowfall Trade

June 2009
– OTCGH acquires stake in Futures International LLC in Chicago
– OTCGH brokers first non-energy commodity

May 2009
– OTCGH forms Edge Energy LLC in Sugar Land
– EOXLive adds OTC energy industry’s first wholesale electronic fixed price swap and
swap spread markets in natural gas

March 2009
– OTCGH forms Riviera Commodities LLC in New York

February 2009
– OTC Global Holdings named a “2008 Deal of the Year” by Energy Risk Magazine

November 2008
– OTCGH forms ION Energy Group in New York
– OTCGH forms Pinnacle Derivatives Group LLC in Jersey City

October 2008
– OTCGH forms Paradigm Brokers LLC in Louisville

September 2008
– OTCGH named to the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 list

August 2008
– OTCGH forms Choice Environmental LLC in Houston

July 2008
– OTCGH forms Valence Energy LLC in New York

October 2007
– OTCGH forms EOX Holdings LLC in New York and introduces EOXLive interactive, web-based trading platform
– OTCGH brokers first crude and crude commodity products

August 2007
– OTCGH acquires Power Merchants Group LLC in New York

July 2007
– OTCGH acquires Elite Brokers LLC in Houston

June 2007
– OTCGH acquires Black Barrel Energy LP in Houston

May 2007
– OTCGH forms PVO Energy LP in New York

March 2007
– OTC Global Holdings LP (OTCGH) formed in Houston by Javier Loya, then CEO of Houston-based
energy brokerage firm Choice Energy
– OTCGH acquires Choice Natural Gas, LP in Houston
– OTCGH acquires Choice Power LP in Houston

Press and Media

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS OFFERS COAL FORWARD CURVES ENSURING GLOBAL INSIGHT

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS OFFERS COAL FORWARD CURVES ENSURING GLOBAL INSIGHT

Newest Data Product Ensures Global Insight, Enables Cleaner Execution and Coherent Risk Decisions

HOUSTON (MAY 14, 2018) – OTC Global Holdings LP (OTCGH), the leading independent interdealer broker in over-the-counter commodities, formally announced today the availability of its latest data product, Coal Forward Curves powered by EOXLive.

The product draws from the deep liquidity of OTCGH’s breadth of brokerages and leverages the company’s well-known EOXLive broking/trading platform which combines the convenience of electronic trading with voice broking’s unique ability to provide market color and create bespoke transactions.

The Market Data Coal Forward Curves package provides a powerful, independent market valuation tool to support investment and trading decisions in coal markets across the globe. This newest product covers daily assessments of coal forwards at 13 global locations/grades. Key features include daily assessments provided in monthly granularity, bid ask, 36-month tenor produced daily, illiquid locations/grades, and BALMO prices for all locations.

“The expansion into Coal Forward Curves is the next step in our mission to provide unmatched customer service, liquidity, transparency to our customers,” said Campbell Faulkner, Chief Data Analyst at OTCGH. “Utilizing proprietary algorithms and its deep pool of liquidity, OTCGH is able to offer access to the highest quality market data and provide market participants a tool that can help them both act quickly as well as with confidence.”

The new product joins the continuously expanding suite of data resources from OTCGH, including end-of-day forward curve reports for: natural gas basis and power forward contracts each with 120 months of monthly granularity from across hundreds of locations, Natural Gas Implied Volatilities product covering basis options markets data, Power Implied Volatilities covering North American electricity options, Natural Gas Liquids Forward Curves, Power/Natural Gas Forward Correlations, Crude Oil forward curves, and refined products forward curves.

To learn more about OTCGH’s data products or to request a 10 day trial contact marketing@eoxlive.com.

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.

 

About EOX Holdings LLC

EOX Holdings LLC (EOX) is registered as an Introducing Broker with the National Futures Association (NFA). EOX delivers unique and comprehensive market data, introducing broker (IB) services and the EOXLive platform. EOXLive provides order and trade management, confirms, reporting and clearing for thousands of trader, hedger and market maker accounts. EOXLive Active Markets delivers comprehensive on-screen price discovery while keeping the important human element in the trader and broker relationship. Leveraging the liquidity of nearly 20 brokerage shops across the commodity spectrum, EOXLive customers have transparency and execution capabilities so they can trade like never before. EOX Holdings LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings.

###

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

 

 

 

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE BROKERS 94 PERCENT OF ICE’S AND 51 PERCENT OF NYMEX’S NATURAL GAS OPTION BLOCKS ON MARCH 19, 2018

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE BROKERS 94 PERCENT OF ICE’S AND 51 PERCENT OF NYMEX’S NATURAL GAS OPTION BLOCKS ON MARCH 19, 2018

HOUSTON (March 21, 2018) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) announced that on March 19, 2018 EOXLive brokered 94 percent of ICE’s and 51 percent of NYMEX’s Natural Gas Option blocks.

“EOXLive continues to lead the industry in market transactions thanks to the continued efforts of our teams to deliver the best brokering service possible,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “We are proud to have achieved another landmark volume day on March 19 and look forward to more high volume days to come.”

EOXLive, which allows users to trade directly on screen without having to pick up the phone, includes pre-trade markets and last-traded prices for natural gas options and leverages OTCGH’s strong market share to provide unique market intelligence and transparency. Recent updates to the platform also now automatically load indicative bids and offers from IM blasts, making it easy to manage and execute orders, and provide users instant access via a web-based platform, free embedded option pricing and analytics grids as well as a robust Markets Page.

In addition to natural gas, the EOXLive platform supports trading in the full spectrum of bilateral and exchange-traded commodities, both physical and financial, including power, petrochemical, crude, refined product, metal, agricultural, weather and environmental markets.

For more information or to receive free access to EOXLive, visit http://www.otcgh.com/eox or contact EOXLive via email: operations@eoxlive.com, AIM: eoxops or phone: 877-737- 8511.

About EOX Holdings LLC

EOX Holdings LLC (EOX) is registered as an Introducing Broker with the National Futures Association (NFA). EOX delivers unique and comprehensive market data, introducing broker (IB) services and the EOXLive platform. EOXLive provides order and trade management, confirms, reporting and clearing for thousands of trader, hedger and market maker accounts. EOXLive Active Markets delivers comprehensive on-screen price discovery while keeping the important human element in the trader and broker relationship. Leveraging the liquidity of nearly 20 brokerage shops across the commodity spectrum, EOXLive customers have transparency and execution capabilities so they can trade like never before. EOX Holdings LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings.

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.

###

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

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE! NATURAL GAS VOTED TOP NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL GAS BROKER – HENRY HUB IN ENERGY RISK ANNUAL COMMODITIES RANKINGS SURVEY

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE! NATURAL GAS VOTED TOP NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL GAS BROKER – HENRY HUB IN ENERGY RISK ANNUAL COMMODITIES RANKINGS SURVEY

HOUSTON – (March 7, 2018) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) announced today that its subsidiary, Choice! Natural Gas, was voted the top broker in the North American Natural Gas – Henry Hub Category in the Energy Risk magazine annual commodities rankings survey. Choice! Natural Gas, with offices in Houston, New York and London, is a leading broker in natural gas options, natural gas basis, NGL, refined products, electricity, and weather derivatives.

“OTCGH and its subsidiary companies are committed to serving our clients with unmatched customer service, data and transparency across all markets,” said Javier Loya, OTCGH chairman and CEO. “This award is another example of the impact this company is continuing to make on the industry, and we’re honored for the team at Choice! to receive this recognition from the voters of Energy Risk for their hard work over the last year.”

This annual survey, conducted by Energy Risk, asks respondents to vote for their top three dealers and brokers in order of preference for any categories in which they have been active over the course of the year. Categories span the core markets of oil, natural gas, power, coal, base and precious metals, iron ore, emissions, biofuels, soft commodities, freight, weather, and commodity index products. Voters can base their decisions on a variety of criteria, including pricing, liquidity provision, counterparty risk, speed of execution and reliability.

For more information about OTCGH and its subsidiaries, including Choice! Natural Gas, visit www.otcgh.com.

About Choice! Natural Gas

Founded in 2005, Choice! Natural Gas is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings.  Choice! is a leading broker in Natural Gas Options, Natural Gas Basis, NGL, Refined Products, Electricity, and Weather derivatives.

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 and New York.  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://youtu.be/5h6AlVHsyRM.

###

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

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS RECORD-SETTING 389,855 NATURAL GAS OPTIONS LOTS IN JANUARY

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS RECORD-SETTING 389,855 NATURAL GAS OPTIONS LOTS IN JANUARY

HOUSTON (February 2, 2018) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) announced that in January 2018 its EOXLive platform brokered a record-setting 389,855 Natural Gas Options lots, eclipsing the firm’s previous record of 311,294 lots (from February 2017) by 25 percent. The interdealer broker’s transactions also accounted for an industry leading total of nearly one third of all block transactions during the month in addition to 39 percent of NFX’s record-setting 1,021,750 Natural Gas Options lots in January.

“We are thrilled to see EOXLive continuously contributing surpassing its previous monthly volume record by such a significant margin,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “Credit is due again to our brokers, who continue to champion the technology, as well as our clients and partners for their support.”

EOXLive, which allows users to trade directly on screen without having to pick up the phone, includes pre-trade markets and last-traded prices for natural gas options and leverages OTCGH’s strong market share to provide unique market intelligence and transparency. Recent updates to the platform also now automatically load indicative bids and offers from IM blasts, making it easy to manage and execute orders, and provide users instant access via a web-based platform, free embedded option pricing and analytics grids as well as a robust Markets Page.

In addition to natural gas, the EOXLive platform supports trading in the full spectrum of bilateral and exchange-traded commodities, both physical and financial, including power, petrochemical, crude, refined product, metal, agricultural, weather and environmental markets.

For more information or to receive free access to EOXLive, visit http://www.otcgh.com/eox or contact EOXLive via email: operations@eoxlive.com, AIM: eoxops or phone: 877-737- 8511.

About EOX Holdings LLC

EOX Holdings LLC (EOX) is registered as an Introducing Broker with the National Futures Association (NFA). EOX delivers unique and comprehensive market data, introducing broker (IB) services and the EOXLive platform. EOXLive provides order and trade management, confirms, reporting and clearing for thousands of trader, hedger and market maker accounts.   EOXLive Active Markets delivers comprehensive on-screen price discovery while keeping the important human element in the trader and broker relationship. Leveraging the liquidity of over 15 brokerage shops across the commodity spectrum, EOXLive customers have transparency and execution capabilities so they can trade like never before. EOX Holdings LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings.

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.

###

Contact:  Mike Gehrig
Pierpont Communications
(713) 627-2223
mgehrig@piercom.com