RJ O’Brien Names Wright to Head FI and Electronic Trading
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: January 25, 2022
Futures brokerage and clearing firm RJ O’Brien has named Amber Wright to global head of fixed income rates and e-trading sales, with responsibilities across the firm’s operating affiliates. Based in London, she is leading two key global initiatives, the firm says, a significant expansion of its institutional fixed income product breadth and a new algorithmic trading capability across multiple asset classes.
She will report to RJO president and chief sales officer Daniel Staniford, and is now responsible for the development of both the firm’s global institutional rates business as well as its e-trading offerings across all products.
Wright has served as RJO’s senior director, global sales since early 2021, after joining the firm as director, global sales in July 2019 from Capula Investment Management, a London-based fixed income specialist hedge fund she joined in 2017 to establish a new systematic trading team. She started her career at Barclays Investment Bank as a futures and options broker, developing a specialty in US treasury basis and relative value strategies.
“Amber has done an extraordinary job since joining the firm, meeting every challenge thrown her way,” says Staniford. “She brings a unique combination of great contacts, hands-on buy- and sell-side experience, and deep technological expertise, giving us a comprehensive view of what our clients want and need in the fixed income markets and in the electronic trading space. Amber will be integral to further developing these global offerings for RJO.”
Wright adds, “I am extremely humbled to take on this leadership position in two areas that are so important to the future growth of RJO. During my time here, I’ve seen the firm make substantial investments in technology, and as automated trading and algorithmic execution strategies are such important tools in the markets, I am thrilled to help move these initiatives forward. With RJO’s recent launch of our interest rate swap desk and the latest addition of cash treasuries, we now have the tools to create a truly global fixed income offering.”