Shemie Swaps Cboe FX for Oanda
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: October 27, 2021
Lisa Shemie, chief legal officer of Cboe’s FX trading venues, has left the firm to join Oanda as general counsel and corporate secretary.
Shemie joined Bats Global Markets in 2016 and transitioned with the firm to Cboe Global Markets following that firm’s acquisition of Bats, where she took on the legal oversight of Cboe FX Markets and Cboe SEF. She joined Bats from a more than 10-year career at JP Morgan, most latterly as assistant general counsel – a role she previously had filled for RBS Greenwich Capital in the US.
Shemie has also sat on the CFTC’s Market and Risk Advisory Committee and co-chaired the Commission’s Market Structure Sub-Committee. In addition, she has served on the Financial Markets Lawyers Group, which comprises senior lawyers of FX market participants who meet under the guidance of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and as chair of the Foreign Exchange Professionals Association (FXPA), an industry group representing the collective interests of professional FX market participants. She was also part of several working groups under the Global Foreign Exchange Committee, which is responsible for the ongoing development of the FX Global Code.
Responsible for overseeing Oanda’s legal function worldwide, Shemie will also sit on the executive committee from her base in New York.
“Given her reputation as a respected member of several FX industry committees and impressive credentials in the foreign exchange and broader financial services sector, we believe Lisa will be a considerable asset to the firm,” says Gavin Bambury, CEO of Oanda. “She brings with her proven commercial, managerial, regulatory, operational and strategic expertise, which will enable her to help drive corporate growth while serving as a trusted advisor to the company in the years to come. We look forward to welcoming her to Oanda.”
Shemie adds, “Over the years, Oanda has earned a reputation for integrity in the FX community, emerging as an industry leader, widely recognised for its dedication to the success of its clients. I’m looking forward to partnering with the business to help capture new opportunities and fuel company expansion in the future.”