Walt Lukken, president and CEO of FIA, announced that Greg Wood has been hired as the Senior Vice President of Global Industry Operations & Technology. Wood will help lead the strategic direction of FIA by developing and maintaining key strategic relationships with various constituencies in the industry; identifying and managing member and industry operational, execution and market structure issues; and guiding the development of FIA’s operational and technical solutions.
“On behalf of the FIA board and staff, I am thrilled to welcome Greg to this role,” Lukken said. “He has an impressive resume that includes years of trading experience, advocacy work, and industry thought leadership. He brings a thorough understanding of market structure and cleared derivatives issues as well as extensive knowledge of algorithmic trading and technology solutions. I’m looking forward to having him on our team.”
Wood has been an active member of FIA for more than ten years while working at Credit Suisse and most recently Deutsche Bank Securities, where he was the Director of Algorithmic Execution, Listed Derivatives and Foreign Exchange. He served as president of FIA’s Market Technology Division from 2012 to 2015 and has been a board member of the division since 2011. He has led a variety of working groups for the association and helped coordinate the industry’s efforts to prepare for the Leap Second Event in 2015. Wood also contributed to FIA comment letters and white papers on best practices for electronic and automated trading, including the FIA response to the CFTC’s Proposed Regulation AT, FIA Order Handling Risk Management Best Practices for Executing Brokers, Market Access and Drop Copy papers, and the FIA response to the CFTC Concept Release on Risk Controls and Safeguards for Automated Trading Environments. As an FIA member, Wood has served on the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) and testified before Congress on regulation of automated trading.
“As an industry participant, I’ve been deeply engaged in FIA’s work for years because I see the value in having a central source of best practices, data-driven policy analysis, and industry resources,” Wood said. “Joining FIA’s staff gives me the opportunity to expand upon the work I’ve been doing, allowing me to devote my full attention to solutions that benefit the entire cleared derivatives industry.”
Wood is originally from London and has been based in New York for the past decade. He has experience working in all of FIA’s regional areas of focus, having also worked in Sydney for a number of years overseeing projects across the Asia Pacific region. He will be working globally, based out of FIA’s Washington, D.C. office, starting on 26 September.