History & Timeline

OTC Global Holdings History and Timeline

From our humble beginnings in March 2007, when co-founder of OTC Global Holdings Javier Loya moved from being CEO of Houston-based energy firm Choice Brokerage and then acquired Choice Natural Gas, LP and Choice Power, LP to today, OTC Global has been about growth. Nearly every month for the past decade, there have been additions to the OTC Global team of companies and the global commodities powerhouse continues to thrive and grow. For years, we have been leading the industry in offering actionable and timely market data and brokerage support, and continue to grow our partnerships with data aggregators and independent brokerage firms to this day.

Our advanced trading analytics are now used by large corporations and individual investors in the energy commodity space around the world, and our client list includes some impressive names.

We are continuing to push and grow, rewriting what it means to be an independent institutional broker of commodities, with offices around the world from Chicago, New York, and New Jersey, to London, Geneva, and Singapore. We are now a leading liquidity provider on ICE, CME, and NFX, and serve more than 450 institutional clients.

May 2016
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS recognized as 2016 “Broker of the Year” by EnergyRisk
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ Aalpha Energy forms crude oil options desk in London

April 2016
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS voted top broker in four Energy Risk Rankings categories
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ P&P Oil forms middle distillate desk in London
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION Energy Group brokers first screen trade on EOXLive

September 2015
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ EOXLive Markets now allows users to trade on the EOXLive screen without picking up a phone
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ Releases live NYMEX Henry Hub volatility surface on the Bloomberg Professional service

March 2015
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ EOXLive Markets to be available on Trading Technologies’ new TT Platform

February 2015
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS launches EOXLive Markets

November 2014
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ Aalpha Energy expands into U.S.

August 2014
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Releases Crude Oil Forward Curves

April 2014
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Refined Products Forward Curves

February 2014
-OTC EUROPE, LLP Forms AALPHA ENERGY

October 2013
-OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Natural Gas Liquids Forward Curves

February 2013
– OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Natural Gas and Power Forward Curves
– OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS Launches Power Implied Volatilities and Natural Gas Implied Volatilities products

November 2012
 FUTURES INTERNATIONAL Bolsters Staff with Addition of Senior Commodity Analyst Terry Reilly

September 2012
– EOXLive Announces Partnership With TheStreet

July 2012
– OTC Europe launches freight derivatives desk
– Interactive Data launches FutureSource Workstation Version 3.4 which includes EOX Holdings content

March 2012
– GlobalView adds EOX Holdings’ over-the-counter forward curves

February 2012
– EOX Holdings and Updata combine over-the-counter forward curves and advanced trading analytics

November 2011
– OTCGH joins CME ConfirmHub for Energy straight-through-processing

October 2011
– OTCGH collaborates with CME Group to deliver the industry’s first on-demand over-the-counter market data

September 2011
– OTCGH hires Suresh Dongre as Chief Information Officer

July 2011
– OTCGH’s video honored at 32nd Annual Telly Awards with a bronze award in the recruitment category

June 2011
– EOX Holdings Launches End-of-Day Forward Curve Products

May 2011
– OTCGH forms Equus Energy Group LLC in Louisville

May 2011
– OTC Global Holdings Named 2011 “Broker of the Year” by Energy Risk

March 2011
– CHOICE Power, a division of OTCGH, forms Northeast Power Brokerage Desk in Houston and New York

December 2010
– OTC Europe, LLP in London expands into coal and coal derivatives broking

November 2010
– OTCGH Joins ICE eConfirm Broker Matching Service

August 2010
– OTCGH forms OTC Europe, LLP in London with two new divisions (Ion Energy and P&P Oil)

July 2010
– EOX Holdings Unveils OTC Energy Market Data Offering

June 2010
– Javier Loya named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2010 Award Winner in Houston and Gulf Coast Area

January 2010
– Choice Environmental LLC Brokers First CME-Cleared Snowfall Trade

June 2009
– OTCGH acquires stake in Futures International LLC in Chicago
– OTCGH brokers first non-energy commodity

May 2009
– OTCGH forms Edge Energy LLC in Sugar Land
– EOXLive adds OTC energy industry’s first wholesale electronic fixed price swap and
swap spread markets in natural gas

March 2009
– OTCGH forms Riviera Commodities LLC in New York

February 2009
– OTC Global Holdings named a “2008 Deal of the Year” by Energy Risk Magazine

November 2008
– OTCGH forms ION Energy Group in New York
– OTCGH forms Pinnacle Derivatives Group LLC in Jersey City

October 2008
– OTCGH forms Paradigm Brokers LLC in Louisville

September 2008
– OTCGH named to the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 list

August 2008
– OTCGH forms Choice Environmental LLC in Houston

July 2008
– OTCGH forms Valence Energy LLC in New York

October 2007
– OTCGH forms EOX Holdings LLC in New York and introduces EOXLive interactive, web-based trading platform
– OTCGH brokers first crude and crude commodity products

August 2007
– OTCGH acquires Power Merchants Group LLC in New York

July 2007
– OTCGH acquires Elite Brokers LLC in Houston

June 2007
– OTCGH acquires Black Barrel Energy LP in Houston

May 2007
– OTCGH forms PVO Energy LP in New York

March 2007
– OTC Global Holdings LP (OTCGH) formed in Houston by Javier Loya, then CEO of Houston-based
energy brokerage firm Choice Energy
– OTCGH acquires Choice Natural Gas, LP in Houston
– OTCGH acquires Choice Power LP in Houston

Press and Media

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS RECORD-SETTING 389,855 NATURAL GAS OPTIONS LOTS IN JANUARY

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS RECORD-SETTING 389,855 NATURAL GAS OPTIONS LOTS IN JANUARY

HOUSTON (February 2, 2018) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) announced that in January 2018 its EOXLive platform brokered a record-setting 389,855 Natural Gas Options lots, eclipsing the firm’s previous record of 311,294 lots (from February 2017) by 25 percent. The interdealer broker’s transactions also accounted for an industry leading total of nearly one third of all block transactions during the month in addition to 39 percent of NFX’s record-setting 1,021,750 Natural Gas Options lots in January.

“We are thrilled to see EOXLive continuously contributing surpassing its previous monthly volume record by such a significant margin,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “Credit is due again to our brokers, who continue to champion the technology, as well as our clients and partners for their support.”

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 automatically load indicative bids and offers from IM blasts, 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 Holdings 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, New York and Singapore.  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:  Mike Gehrig
Pierpont Communications
(713) 627-2223
mgehrig@piercom.com

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS 51 PERCENT OF NASDAQ’S RECORD-SETTING 91,537 NATURAL GAS OPTIONS LOTS ON JANUARY 11, 2018

OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS 51 PERCENT OF NASDAQ’S RECORD-SETTING 91,537
NATURAL GAS OPTIONS LOTS ON JANUARY 11, 2018

HOUSTON (January 17, 2018) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) announced that on January 11, 2018 its EOXLive platform brokered 51 percent of NFX’s record-setting 91,537 Natural Gas Options lots. EOXLive’s total NFX transactions numbered 46,325 Natural Gas Options lots and significantly contributed to the exchange’s record daily volume total.

“Thanks to across the board support by our brokers, EOXLive’s adoption has grown tremendously as have the benefits for our clients and partners,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “We are pleased to see that our teams’ continued efforts as NFX’s broker partner have contributed to another milestone achievement on January 11,”

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 automatically load indicative bids and offers from IM blasts, 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 Holdings 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, New York and Singapore. 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:  Mike Gehrig
Pierpont Communications
(713) 627-2223
mgehrig@piercom.com

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE NATURAL GAS NAMED “BEST BROKER IN WEATHER RISK MANAGEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA” FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

News Release

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE NATURAL GAS NAMED “BEST BROKER IN WEATHER RISK MANAGEMENT
IN NORTH AMERICA” FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

HOUSTON – (January 9, 2018) – Choice Natural Gas, a subsidiary of leading independent commodities interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), has been named “Best Broker in Weather Risk Management in North America” by Environmental Finance for the second consecutive year. Led by Director of Weather Markets Nick Ernst, Choice was recognized for its excellence in weather risk management after performing exceptionally in the 2017 Environmental Finance Annual Market Rankings.

“We are honored to once again be named the best broker in weather risk management, an honor that we do not take lightly. Every day, we strive to provide our clients with the best possible service by leveraging the unmatched data and transparency offered only by our parent company, OTC Global Holdings. I believe that this commitment to mitigating client risk and maximizing their success is what sets us apart from others and is why we’re again being recognized,” said Ernst.

The accomplishment is another highlight for a banner year for OTCGH. In 2017, the company celebrated a decade of dominance through a number of hallmark achievements, including the expansion into the Asia Pacific region via the formation of OTC Asia in Singapore, naming Joe Kelly Co-CEO, acquiring Oil Brokerage Limited in London, and setting multiple record volume trading days on its EOXLive platform. For 10 years, OTCGH has sought to grow, diversify and serve its clients in ways unimaginable by competitors, which has allowed it to succeed while others have sold, folded or shrunken.

“We are honored to receive this award for the second consecutive year, which speaks to the talent and service provided to our clients,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and CEO of OTCGH. “Choice and Nick have played a significant role in the growth, success and diversification of our business. This level of commitment to client service is enabling our continued success in today’s challenging market.”

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, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore. 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://vimeo.com/249607583.

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

 

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE! NATURAL GAS BROKERS FIRST CME BITCOIN FUTURES BLOCK TRADE

NEWS RELEASE

OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ CHOICE! NATURAL GAS
BROKERS FIRST CME BITCOIN FUTURES BLOCK TRADE

HOUSTON (December 26, 2017) – Choice! Natural Gas, a portfolio company of leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced it brokered the first CME Bitcoin Futures Block trade on December 22, 2017.

“While OTC Global Holdings has traditionally been known as an energy-focused firm, in recent years we’ve grown to cover the entire spectrum of commodities to meet the expanding needs of our clients,” said Eric Scharf, Director of Sales and Marketing, EOX Holdings, who drove the company’s efforts to bring on the product. “We anticipate brokering more of the fixed-price commodity like we did with this trade as well as supporting the options market when it becomes listed.”

Choice!, with offices in Houston, New York and London, is a leading broker in natural gas options, natural gas basis, NGL, refined products, electricity, and weather derivatives.

“I am proud that OTCGH has achieved this first for our clients and want to recognize the progressive thinking by our brokers at Choice! as well as the team at EOX for making this happen so quickly,” said Javier Loya, OTCGH’s chairman and Co-CEO. “2017, the year of our 10th anniversary, was tremendous, but because of this type of thinking I expect 2018 to be even better.”  

For more information about OTCGH and its portfolio companies, including Choice! Natural Gas and EOX Holdings, visit www.otcgh.com.

About Choice! Natural Gas

Founded in 2005, Choice! Natural Gas is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings. Choice! is a leading broker in Natural Gas Options, Natural Gas Basis, NGL, Refined Products, Electricity, and Weather derivatives.

 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 Holdings 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, New York and Singapore. 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:  Mike Gehrig
Pierpont Communications
(713) 627-2223
mgehrig@piercom.com