CME Names Crypto Business Head
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: October 6, 2022
CME Group has named Giovanni Vicioso, global head of cryptocurrency products, will assume responsibility for the company’s cryptocurrency products. At the same time, the Merc has named Paul Woolman to head its equity index products.
Woolman and Vicioso will report to Tim McCourt, who previously led both business lines and was recently named to the CME Group management team as global head of equity and FX products.
Vicioso joined CME Group in 2012 as senior director of equity products, in which he also began his involvement in CME Group’s cryptocurrency business. Prior to CME Group, he worked for RBC Capital Markets’ equity derivatives group, having joined from Deutsche Bank’s global equity derivatives division.
“Our equity and cryptocurrency businesses have experienced tremendous growth in recent years, underpinned by strong customer adoption and continued innovation,” says McCourt. “In their expanded roles, Paul and Gio will continue to meet the needs of our clients by providing products and services to manage risk in today’s ever-changing marketplace.”