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AALPHA ENERGY ANNOUNCES NEW LONDON DESK

Team of experienced brokers joins OTC Europe, will focus on brent crude derivatives LONDON – (19 May, 2015) – OTC Europe, LLP, today announced the addition of three new members to its Aalpha London team and the formation of a new desk operating in the brent crude...

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS FORMS ELITE METALS

New York – (May 4, 2015) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, announced the formation of Elite Metals. The new desk, based out of New York and part of OTCGH subsidiary company Elite Brokers, will concentrate on broking...

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS LAUNCHES EOXLIVE MARKETS

Commodities platform from leading IDB provides transparency, pre-trade intelligence and unmatched liquidity HOUSTON (February 23, 2015) – OTC Global Holdings LP (OTCGH), the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, today announced the launch of EOXLive...

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ AALPHA ENERGY EXPANDS INTO U.S.

Crude Oil Broking Team Opens Location in Houston HOUSTON – (November 13, 2014) – Leading independent interdealer broker in over-the-counter commodities OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) today announced the expansion of Aalpha Energy into North America. The newly formed...

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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS KICKS OFF 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH EXPANSION INTO ASIA PACIFIC

OTC Asia office in Singapore to offer European and Asian crude swaps, distillate swaps and cracks, and physical fuel broking; completes leading independent commodities interdealer broker’s global service model

SINGAPORE – (31 January, 2017) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) today announced the formation of OTC Asia in Singapore. The new office and expansion into the Asia Pacific region marks a significant milestone for the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, as it completes the company’s global service model. Through OTCGH’s Aalpha Energy desk, which serves every major global crude swaps market via offices in Houston, London, New York and now Singapore, clients can speak with a live broker at any time during the global workday.

OTC Asia will replicate its North American and European offerings by broking European and Asian crude swaps, distillate swaps and cracks, and physical fuel broking. It also plans to leverage the expertise of its Aalpha Energy London counterparts in oil options to best serve clients across the Asian markets. In time, OTC Asia anticipates expanding into U.S. domestic grade crude swaps business by offering those services in Singapore, joining its Houston counterpart.

“OTC Asia is the last piece of the global puzzle for OTC Global Holdings and the perfect example of the type of innovation we envisioned when launching this company in 2007,” said Joe Kelly, President and COO of OTCGH. “Thanks to our agile and innovative business model, which has enabled our success over the last decade while our competitors have been sold, folded or floundered, we have been able to continue growing and expanding in spite of a volatile global economy and continued regulatory changes.”

OTC Asia’s Aalpha Energy team in Singapore will be the market starters, and work closely with OTCGH’s London office to maintain comprehensive coverage for traders across EMEA and APAC while their colleagues in Houston cover the U.S. The office will be led by Aalpha Energy’s Neil Grierson, a crude swaps broker with more than 6 years experience in OTC commodities broking. Prior to joining OTC Asia, Neil worked for Freight Investor Services, ICAP and PVM Oil Associates.

“I jumped at the opportunity to work with the founders of OTCGH and establish the Singapore office as it allowed me to colloborate with talented and experienced people in the world of broking,” added Grierson. “With the recent consolidation in the brokerage space, it is reassuring to work at a firm that has not bowed to purchase offers and instead chooses to continue pushing ahead with its own expansion and development. Although the Singapore oil swaps market is extremely competitive, I expect we will rapidly strengthen our position thanks to our unique competitive advantage.”

To contact OTC Asia call +65 6727 5251 or email Neil Grierson at grierson.n@otc-asia.sg.

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, Geneva, Houston, New Jersey, London, Louisville, New York and Singapore.  The company has become a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE and NYMEX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous contracts across biofuels, emission derivatives, commodity index products, crude oil, metals 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ohwr7h3tE 

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Contact:  Brittney Garneau
Pierpont Communications
+1 713 627-2223
bgarneau@piercom.com  

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE NATURAL GAS NAMED “BEST BROKER IN WEATHER RISK MANAGEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA” BY ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE

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HOUSTON – (December 12, 2016) – Choice Natural Gas, a subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), has been named “Best Broker in Weather Risk Management in North America” by Environmental Finance. Led by Director of Weather Markets Nick Ernst, Choice was recognized for its excellence in weather risk management after performing exceptionally well in the 2016 Environmental Finance Annual Market Rankings.

“It is incredibly gratifying to be honored as the premier broker in weather risk management. This recognition is evidence of our hard work to ensure our clients receive the best data, transparency and service possible so they can mitigate financial risk in commodities,” said Ernst.

Choice’s award was another highlight to a successful year for OTCGH in 2016.  In addition to being named “Broker of the Year” by Energy Risk, the company also upgraded EOXLive active markets, its proprietary commodities trading platform that provides traders and risk managers with unique information and liquidity previously unavailable on any screen. In addition, it brokered the first power options trade on the Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX), expanded Aalpha Energy London with the formation of an oil options desk, grew P&P Oil via the formation of a physical middle distillates desk, and set multiple trade volume records on EOXLive.

“We pride ourselves in investing in premier talent and technology, which enables us to best support and serve our clients and in turn earns us recognition as the best in the business,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and CEO of OTCGH. “Choice and Nick have contributed significantly to OTCGH’s success and continued growth in today’s challenging market, and we will continue this into 2017 and beyond as we celebrate 10 years of dominance.”

For more information about Choice or OTCGH visit www.otcgh.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, Geneva, Houston, New Jersey, London, Louisville and New York.  The company has become a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE and NYMEX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous contracts across biofuels, emission derivatives, commodity index products, crude oil, metals 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Ohwr7h3tE 

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Contact:  Brittney Garneau
Pierpont Communications
(713) 627-2223
bgarneau@piercom.com

 

 

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE REPRESENTS 100 PERCENT OF CME’S NATURAL GAS CALENDAR SPREAD OPTION MARKET VOLUME, NEARLY 68 PERCENT OF NASDAQ’S NATURAL GAS EUROPEAN OPTIONS MARKET VOLUME ON JANUARY 5

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HOUSTON (January 6, 2016) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, announced that on January 5, 2017 its EOXLive platform represented 100 percent of CME’s total volume for the Natural Gas Calendar Spread Option market as well as nearly 68 percent of Nasdaq’s total volume for the Natural Gas European Options market.

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 stream indicative and firm markets from IM blasts automatically, 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 Holings 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 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://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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

 

OTCGH’s Brad Schaeffer reflects on the closing of trading pits, rise of electronic trading in the Wall Street Journal

Dec 28, 2016 – Brad Schaeffer, energy broker at OTC Global Holdings’ Black Barrel Energy LP, reflects on the closing of trading pits as a result of the rise in electronic trading in his latest contribution to the Wall Street Journal. In the article titled “I’ll Miss the Trading Floor,” Schaeffer explains the importance of this shift in the trading industry, despite the symbolic nature associated with these iconic trading pits.